Homes Victoria, together with the Department of Treasury and Finance, have launched the Regional Round of the Social Housing Growth Fund.
This will provide grants to community housing agencies for new social housing located in regional Victoria. The new homes will be made available to people who have applied for social housing through the Victorian Housing Register.
Request for Proposals open
19 October 2021 to 24 February 2022
Organisations seeking funding must be both:
- a registered community housing agency under the Victorian regulatory system for community housing
- participating in the Victorian Housing , the common entry point for people seeking social housing in Victoria.
Organisations are also eligible to apply for funding if they can demonstrate that they will meet these requirements prior to the release of grant payment.
Local governments are encouraged to work with community housing agencies to develop projects in partnership.
The grants will support community housing agencies to deliver new social housing located in regional Victoria. Projects must be well progressed. Respondents must demonstrate that construction can commence by 30 June 2023 (that is, within 12 months of the anticipated date of contract award by the Director of Housing) and construction can be completed by no later than 30 June 2025.
The Regional Round aims to deliver projects across regional Victoria. Projects in metropolitan Melbourne will not be eligible.
The Big Housing Build provides a Minimum Investment to regional local government areas that have a significant regional town or city or have high population growth. Eighteen local government areas have been identified for the Minimum Investment Guarantee.
Considering the outcomes of the recently completed Social Housing Growth Fund Rapid Grants Round and other Big Housing Build activity, in this grants round the Government may give preference to projects located within the following 9 LGAs to ensure that the Regional Round contributes to the achievement of the objectives of the Big Housing Build:
- Bass Coast
- Baw Baw
- Golden Plains
- Greater Shepparton
- Macedon Ranges
- Swan Hill
Interested organisations can access the request for proposal and other relevant documents through the Buying for Victoria . To request access to the request for proposal document, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals close at 2pm (AEST) on Thursday, 24 February 2022.
Reviewed 19 October 2021