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Stronger Communities Grants close Sunday

Interest in the next round of the Stronger Communities Programme has been high and there is still time for groups to lodge an expression of interest before Sunday’s deadline.

Each of Australia’s 151 electorates gets the same allocation - $150,000 in total.

Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are available for small capital works projects and some types of equipment. Funding is available for up to 100 per cent of project costs.

Eligible projects must bring social benefit to our community and aim to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities.

In the past these grants and volunteers on the ground have been responsible for everything from new scoreboards at sporting grounds, to purchasing first aid equipment, inclusive access upgrades, and new playgrounds.

Round 6 of the programme has the potential to support our economic recovery from drought, bushfires, and COVID-19.

To be eligible, you must have an ABN and be an incorporated entity or be auspiced by such an organisation.

Projects funded will need to be completed by 31 December 2021. Examples of projects which may be funded under the programme include:

  • fit-out of community spaces and centres

  • upgrading facilties to provide inclusive access

  • purchasing operating equipment such as computers, TVs, furniture and fittings

  • sporting facility upgrades including new scoreboards, BBQ facilities, seating, new turf, fit-out of change rooms, new canteen, new lights, upgrade water systems, gymnasiums, skate parks

  • purchasing rescue equipment for local SES

  • purchasing first aid equipment

To apply you must lodge an expression of interest by this Sunday, 21 February 2021. More information can be found HERE.

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