Local Jobs Program Activities Request for Proposal

Local Jobs Program Activities Request for Proposal

The Australian Government's Local Recovery Fund is now open for 25 select regions (incuding Sydney Greater West and South West) experiencing high unemployment to develop local and tailored projects, to help Australians get back into work and assist communities recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Applications are now open for local groups and organisations to apply to receive funding ranging from $10,000 to $200,000, to develop projects, including mentoring, training and reskilling, in line with local employment needs.

The Local Recovery Fund is a key component of the Local Jobs Program and will fund projects, or parts of larger projects, that are not being supported through existing programs or activities.

Stakeholders from the 25 selected regions are now invited to bring forward proposals for Round 1 of the Fund.

Stakeholders are encouraged to work in collaboration with local Employment Facilitators and Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces to develop proposals that best address the priorities identified in the Jobs Plan for their region.  Proposed activities should be designed to address employment and training priorities and identify opportunities to better skill participants to meet local employer demand.

These may be a discrete activity, or a component of a larger activity, or may fill a gap in an existing activity that is directed to meeting identified priorities. Preference may be given to proposals that reflect one or more of the following:

  • feedback from key local stakeholders
  • connect directly with multiple priorities of the Jobs Plan for the Employment Region
  • involve collaboration with key stakeholders and service providers to meet one or more priorities in the Jobs Plan

All proposals must identify an eligible Employment Services Provider as a Local Jobs Program Activity Partnering Provider.

Request for proposals closes: 30 November 2020.

More information and application:

Sydney Greater West

Sydney South West

Other Regions

Contact: Employment Services Purchasing Hotline, 1300 733 514 or espurchasing@dese.gov.au