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 31 March 2024:

Projects Funded

Regions Supported

Approved Funding

Funding round dates

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

3 May | WA | Men in Business Luncheon

Join us for the first Men in Business Luncheon for 2024 – Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch while hearing

3 May | NSW | Scone Business Workshop Series

Scone Chamber of Commerce and the Local Buying Foundation have collaborated to bring three FREE & INTERACTIVE business workshops to

QLD | 2024 LEADAg Plus (18-30 yrs) applications now open

LEADAg PLUS Applications are open!! LEADAg Plus is for 18 to 30 years-old as at 1 June 2024, keen to build

QLD | 2024 LEADAg Youth (15-17 yrs) applications now open

20254 LEADAg Youth applications are open!! For 15 to 17 years-old as at 1 June 2024, keen to learn more

23 May | QLD | Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit

The Decarbonisation Accelerated project is a partnership between Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) and the Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE), along

24 May | WA | Women in Business Luncheon

Join Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce for the second Womens in Business Luncheon for 2024 – Work – Life Balance

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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.