Central Coast Businesses can now apply for Round Two of the NSW Government’s $140 million Regional Job Creation Fund, which is set to create at least 2000 new jobs in regional NSW over a three-year period.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal said applications are now open for a share of $40 million available in Round Two.
“Round one of the Regional Job Creation Fund saw an injection of investment into businesses like Eastcoast Beverages, Glenworth Valley, Beer Farm and Vision Lighting,” Mr Crouch said.
“Just last year we announced a massive $2 million to support Cordina Food Group to purchase equipment for a second end-to-end cooking line, creating 100 full time positions, which included apprenticeships and training opportunities.
“Round Two will continue to build on this support, and enable economic recovery across our agriculture, manufacturing, energy, tourism and resource industries, ensuring they continue to thrive now and into the future.
“Regional NSW is the engine room of the state and providing support to companies to expand their operations helps to stimulate regional economies, boost livelihoods and provide local employment.
“This fund allows businesses to fast-track their growth plans, expand their operations and creates a solid base for job creation now and into the future.”
Grants will range from $100,000 to $5 million to help fund projects such as replacing plant equipment, upgrading technology and developing iconic tourism experiences.
Applications are now open and will close 9am Monday, 14 March 2022.
For information about eligibility criteria and program guidelines, go to: nsw.gov.au/RJCF.