Stronger Communities Programme - Round 7

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My office is now accepting Expressions of Interest for the Stronger Communities Round 7.

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 participation and contribute to vibrant, viable communities.

To submit your expression of interest, click here.

Expressions of Interest are due by 5PM Monday 29 November 2021.

Overview

The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

For this 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 projects 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.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

You must also be one of the following incorporated entities:

  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community asset or property
  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995- external site

Incorporated not for profit organisations can include:

  • incorporated associations
  • non-distributing co-operatives
  • companies limited by a guarantee
  • Indigenous corporations
  • religious organisations incorporated under legislation
  • a Commonwealth, state or territory government agency or entity that is a fire service, rural fire service, country fire authority, state emergency service or similar.
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community asset or property. You will be required to provide relevant trust documents.
  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995- external site

For further information on the eligibility criteria, please see section 4 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

If you require any assistance with the application process, please don't hesitate to get in touch with my office via [email protected] or 07 3879 6440.