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 May 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: closing: 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

6 July | NSW | Singleton Business Awards

For more than 30 years, Business Singleton has honoured local business excellence through the Annual Singleton Business Awards. While the

30 July-1 Aug | 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

20-21 Nov | QLD | AgTech24

AgTeCH24 has been locked in for November 2024. Day 1 – Emerald Town Hall – Presentations, Panels, Trade Displays, Networking,

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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.