Kingsford Smith Stronger Communities Grants 2017/18

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$150,000 of funding is now available in Kingsford Smith for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

The Stronger Communities Programme makes available matched grant funding of between $2,500 to $20,000 for small capital projects and aims to deliver social benefits and improve local community participation and cohesion.

How does it work?

Federal Members of Parliament will establish a community committee to undertake consultation in their electorate to identify eligible projects and invite expressions of interest.

Projects that are approved by the committee will then be invited via email to submit further information directly to the Department.

Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply.

Grants of between $2,500 and up to a maximum of $20,000 are available.

Applicants are required to confirm matched funding in cash or in-kind on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Eligible projects should be scheduled for completion by 30 June 2018.

Who can apply for this funding?

To be eligible for funding, an applicant must:

- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

and be one of the following entities:

- a local government agency or body as defined in Appendix A of the programme guidelines

- a not for profit organisation that is a legal entity (the programme guidelines provide detail on how you must demonstrate your 'not for profit' status)

- a trustee acting on behalf of a property trust with responsibility for a community asset.

For further information on programme eligibility refer to the programme guidelines.

The following examples of not-for-profit organisations may be eligible for funding:

- Local government body

- Local state emergency service

- Police and citizen youth clubs

- Not-for-profit child care centres

- Not-for-profit local aged care bodies

What can you apply for?

Examples of projects that have previously been successful:

- $8,947 in funding for First Hand Solutions Traditional Artefact Making Unit

- $10,000 for the Junction Neighbourhood Centre upgrade

- $5,000 for Coogee Surf Club building works

- $14,088 for the Ted Noffs Foundation and their Street University program

- $5,220 for Police Citizens Youth Club deck (clubhouse project)

- $18,072 for Pagewood Botany Football Club for Rowland Park lighting
 

How to apply?

Fill out the expression of interest online at Kingsford Smith Stronger Communities Grants 2017/18 EOI by 5pm Thursday, 17 August 2017.

All applications must include an ABN in order to qualify.

For additional information visit the Department's Stronger Communities Programme assistance webpage.

For further information please don't hesitate to contact my office on (02) 9349 6007 or email at matt.thistlethwaite.mp@aph.gov.au.

 

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