$50m local job-creation fund open for applications

A Commonwealth initiative supporting local job-creation has opened for applications, with up to $1 million available for innovative projects.

The $50 million National Priority Fund will finance proposals “that address structural and other barriers to attract, recruit and retain Australian job seekers and workers in employment and/or complement job creation initiatives”.

The fund is part of the Local Jobs Program, which was expanded and extended on 1 July to cover all 51 employment regions across the country and to help communities address barriers to locals getting into work as well as any skills and labour challenges holding back local economies.

Click here to submit an EOI.

The Department is encouraging councils to alert stakeholders in their LGA to the EOI process.

Applications close at 3pm (AEST) on 16 August.

Subscribe to The Local Government Report