Inland Research Fund

The Inland Research Fund supports the growth of inland communities.


WRI established the Fund in 2017 because it believed that there was a need for better research to inform public policy decisions, and better target investment, in inland communities and economies.  

The Fund's Advisory Board will identify 'key focus areas' for research, and funding will be allocated to conduct research and analysis, and for activities such as health promotion and skills development that facilitate inland economic and employment growth.


WRI will contribute funding to the Fund from its surpluses, and will seek funding support through partner co-contributions to support the work of the Fund into the future.

For more information, or to discuss how you can support the Fund please go to