Riverina Red Gum Regional Employment and Community Development Fund - Round 2

Aim of the program

The Riverina Red Gum Regional Employment and Community Development Fund (RRGRECDF) aimed to support initiatives that maximised economic and social development opportunities that would be of broad benefit to the community of the NSW Riverina. The program was designed to benefit residents, businesses and workers in the local government areas of Balranald, Deniliquin, Murray, Conargo, Wakool, Berrigan and Murrumbidgee.

 

This $12 million program was part of the Government's $97 million support package for timber industry workers and regional communities affected by the establishment of the River Red Gum protected areas in the Riverina. For further information on the overall support package visit the River Red Gums web site.

Objectives

The Objectives of the RRGRECDF were to:

  • generate substantial and sustained local employment
  • improve access to and availability of workforce development and training
  • build community resilience and capacity to participate in the regional workforce
  • help offset the cost of business and sectoral expansion in the region
  • support the retention of jobs in the region.

Second and final funding round

Round 2 of the RRGRECDF was the final funding round and was restricted to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) within the local government areas of Murray, Conargo, Deniliquin, Wakool, Balranald, Berrigan or Murrumbidgee.

Grants awarded in round 1 – 2010/2011

The Trust approved $9.5 million for 41 projects under Round 1 which has provided funding for a wide range of projects designed to boost economic and social development in the Riverina Red Gum areas. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the Riverina Red Gum Regional Employment and Community Development 2010 project summaries webpage.

Grants awarded in round 2 - 2011/2012

The Trust approved $2.5 million for 27 projects under the final round (Round 2) for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the Riverina Red Gum Regional Employment and Community Development 2012 project summaries webpage.

 

For further information please contact the Environmental Trust on (02) 8837 6093

Environmental Trust
PO Box 644,
PARRAMATTA 2124
Phone: (02) 8837 6093
E-mail:info@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 02 April 2012