The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government's commitment to help deliver social benefits in communities across Australia.
Round 3 of the programme will provide $22.5 million, $150,000 to each electorate for eligible small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.
Each Federal Member of Parliament (MP) must consult with their local community to identify potential projects that are consistent with the intended programme outcomes.
Participation in the Stronger Communities Programme is optional. Should an MP choose not to participate in the programme, the funding allocated to their electorate will be returned to the Federal Budget.
What support or funding is available?
Each electorate has a total funding pool of $150,000 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.
For each project, the grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.
- The minimum grant amount is $2,500.
- The maximum grant amount is $20,000.
Total funding for the project from the Commonwealth cannot exceed 50 per cent of the total eligible project cost. You can fund your share of eligible project costs from any source including state and local government. Your contribution can be either cash or in-kind.
For further information and to apply, please refer to the Stronger Communities Programme Website