Local Buying Foundation

The Local Buying Foundation provides funding to support projects and programs which facilitate workforce development, innovation and build the capability and capacity of business and industry.

The Local Buying Foundation is a critical element of BHP’s Local Buying Program, for every dollar spent through the Local Buying Program, BHP commits an amount into trust to the Foundation, creating a complete Local Buying cycle.

The Local Buying Foundation is adding value
to our local regional communities

Nationally, the Local Buying Foundation supports 13 local regions across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia where BHP operates. Collectively, the below is a snapshot of the national data as at 30 June 2024:

Projects Funded

Regions Supported

Approved Funding

Funding round dates

New South Wales
Round #1: closed 5 April
Round #2: closing 20 September

Round #1: closed 9 February
Round #2: closed 19 July

South Australia
Round #1: closed 10 May 
Round #2: closing 18 October 

Western Australia
Round #1: closed 1 March
Round #2: closing 30 August 

Upcoming Events

SA | 2024 Tactic Conference and Trade Expo

The conference is South Australia’s premier resource industry conference and trade expo and allows attendees to gather industry information and

QLD | Microsoft 365 Workshops – Beginner to Advanced

Unlock the full potential of your small business with these Microsoft workshops designed just for you! Join CHDC and Thrive

QLD | RIN Awards

The annual RIN Awards Gala Dinner will be held on Friday, 9 August 2024 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC)

WA | Women in Business Luncheon

Please Join Us at the third Women in business luncheon for 2024 Thanks to sponsors the Local Buying Foundation and

QLD | Social Media Campaign Workshop

Would you like to plan your whole Christmas social media content plan in 1 day, for 3 whole months? Join

WA | Hedland Economic Forum

The forum is set to unite Port Hedland business, community and government representatives from across the region. With real-life case

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Local Buying Foundation acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.