Apply now for the Regional Job Creation Fund

Businesses in the Dubbo electorate are urged to apply for a NSW Government grant program that’s already delivering significant job growth across the region.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said applications are now open for the $40 million Regional Job Creation Fund Round Two, for projects that will attract investment through co-funded business initiatives to support economic recovery and resilience in the across regional NSW.

“From the smallest start-ups to some of our largest employers, the Regional Job Creation Fund is already delivering more than 540 jobs across the Dubbo electorate,” Mr Saunders said.

“Grants will range from $100,000 to $5 million to help fund projects such as replacing plant equipment, upgrading technology, and developing regionally iconic tourism experiences.

“Businesses in the Dubbo electorate have shown incredible resilience in the face of COVID-19, and the Regional Job Creation Fund is continuing to support them by co-funding projects that drive investment, create jobs and boost economic recovery,” Mr Saunders said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said Round One of the Regional Job Creation Fund provided $100 million to help businesses expand, attract investment and relocate to regional NSW, supporting more than 100 regional projects and creating nearly 5,000 new jobs in key engine industries.

“Round Two will attract new investment from businesses both here and overseas and enable economic recovery across agriculture, manufacturing, energy and tourism industries and ensure they continue to thrive now and into the future,” Mr Toole said.

“Through the Regional Job Creation Fund, we will continue to build robust regional economies, giving businesses, employees and their families confidence in the growth and prosperity of regional NSW.”

Applications are open now until 9am Monday 14 March 2022.

For information about eligibility criteria and program guidelines, go to

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