Stronger Communities Programme

Round 6 applications close 22 March 2021

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.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be invited to apply by your MP
  • 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

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.

For this special round ‘in kind’ expenditure is not eligible expenditure.

Projects under round 6 of the programme will have up to 31 December 2021 to complete.

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