National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme

At a glance

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Provides Australian business and community groups with funding of between $5,000 and $1 million to take on projects that will lead to strengthening social and/or economic outcomes in and around Barndioota and Kimba, South Australia.

Who can apply:

You must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following:

  • a company, incorporated in Australia
  • a corporate trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a not for profit organisation, including community groups with voting and/or financial membership of at least five individuals
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation, council or incorporated association, or
  • be a specified local council.

Other eligibility requirements apply.

Deadline to apply:

Contact information:

13 28 46

business.gov.au/contact


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Overview

The Australian Government is seeking to identify a site for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility through a voluntary nomination process. This facility will permanently dispose of Australia’s low level radioactive waste and temporarily house intermediate level radioactive waste.

In 2017-18 the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme (the programme) will provide up to $2 million per community (totalling $4 million).

  • The minimum grant amount per application is $5,000
  • The maximum grant amount per application is $1 million
  • The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs
  • The project must be completed within 2 years and cannot extend past 30 June 2020.

Grants will be provided to successful applicants who are undertaking projects that will provide a social and/or economic benefit to local communities in and around Barndioota and Kimba in South Australia.

The programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to assist local communities while the site selection and establishment phases are underway.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following:

  • a company incorporated in Australia
  • a corporate trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a not for profit organisation, including community groups with voting and/or financial membership of at least five individuals
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation, council or incorporated association
  • the Outback Communities Authority
  • the Flinders Ranges Council (for the Barndioota region)
  • the District Council of Kimba (for the Kimba region).

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a principal applicant who is the main driver of the project and who meets the program’s eligibility criteria.

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • an individual, partnership or trust (however, a corporate trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • a Commonwealth or state government agency or body (including government business enterprises).

For more information on eligibility, please refer to the Programme Guidelines.

Merit criteria

To be competitive, you will need to address each merit criterion in your application. We will assess your application against each merit criterion. All merit criteria are of equal weighting:

  • Merit Criterion 1 – Capacity and capability to carry out the project
  • Merit Criterion 2 – The benefit to the community the project will achieve
  • Merit Criterion 3 – The value for money offered by your project

For more information on the merit criteria please refer to the Programme Guidelines.

How to apply

You should read and understand the Programme Guidelines before you apply.

To apply for the Barndioota region, fill in the online application form.

Apply for Barndioota

To apply for the Kimba region, fill in the online application form.

Apply for Kimba

When you submit your online application, we will provide you with an automated receipt number and a link. The link goes to a page where you can enter your email address to receive acknowledgment and a copy of your complete application.

If you are unable to complete the online application form contact us on 13 28 46 or business.gov.au/contact.

For assistance with the application form contact us.

How we assess applications

We first assess your application against the eligibility criteria and then against the merit criteria. Only eligible applications will proceed to the merit assessment stage.

We will prepare an assessment report that examines the claims you have made against the merit criteria. We will seek views on the likely benefits and impacts on the community from the Local Consultative Committee in the relevant region. The Programme delegate will make the final decision on which projects to fund, taking into account the assessment recommendations and the availability of grant funds.

If your application is successful

If your application is successful, you will receive a written offer. If you are unsuccessful, we will notify you in writing and give you the chance to discuss the outcome with us.

If your application for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme Grant is successful, you will enter into a grant agreement with the Department. The grant agreement will contain the schedule for payments.

We will make the first payment when we sign the grant agreement. We will make subsequent payments after we have received and accepted the required report. Payments will be made by direct credit into a nominated bank account.

Key documents

  • Programme guidelines
  • Sample grant agreement
  • Factsheet – Barndioota
  • Factsheet – Kimba
  • Map of the potential facility site – Barndioota
  • Map of the potential facility site – Kimba

Grant recipients

View the grant recipients for Round 1 of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme.


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