Stronger Communities Grants – Round 7

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The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects.

These projects aim to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities.

Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorate.

EOI DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: DECEMBER 10, 5pm

What do you get?

Up to $20,000 of funding for small capital projects.

Who is this for?

Applicants invited to apply by their local MP.

To make an expression of interest, download this form and return to [email protected] or drop it to the office at Unit 7, Level 1, 69 King Street, Caboolture.

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Overview

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia. Round 7 of the program will provide $22.65 million to fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates.

The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. Round 7 of the program will continue to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. For this special round, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

Each electorate has total funding of up to $150,000 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.

Project details

The grant amount for small capital proiects is up to 100% of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50% of eligible projects costs. Your grant request must be between $2500 and $20,000.

Projects under round 7 of the program will have up to 31 December 2022 to complete.

Visit: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/stronger-communities-programme-round-7 for details.

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