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 April 2024:

Projects Funded

Regions Supported

Approved Funding

Funding round dates

New South Wales
2024:
Round #1: closed 5 April
Round #2: closing 20 September

Queensland
2024:
Round #1: closed 9 February
Round #2: closing: 19 July

South Australia
2024:
Round #1: closed 10 May 
Round #2: closing 18 October 

Western Australia
2024:
Round #1: closed 1 March
Round #2: closing 30 August 

Upcoming Events

30 May | QLD | Isaac Business Chamber Launch networking lunch

This Small Business Month event in Isaac will be launching the Isaac Business Chamber. The launch of the Business Chamber marks

31 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

31 May | QLD | RIN Safety Conference

Register Now to participate in Central Queensland’s premier safety leadership event. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to transform

11 June | QLD | Central Highlands Major Projects Working Dinner

Join with CHDC for the Major Projects Working Dinner, a fantastic opportunity to network and learn about the latest major

14 June | NSW | Scone Business Workshop Series

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

21 June | NSW | 2024 Muswellbrook Business Awards

The Chamber’s Business Awards are a premier event on the Muswellbrook Business Calendar. The Awards Ceremony is a Black-Tie event

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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.