$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 will fund small capital projects which will deliver social benefits. The programme aims to improve local community participation, cohesion and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.
How does it work?
Federal Members of Parliament will establish a community consultation committee to undertake consultation in their electorate to identify eligible projects and invite applicants to apply.
Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply.
Grants of between $5,000 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.
Funding of $150,000 per electorate per year will be allocated for two years commencing 2015-16.
Who can apply for this funding?
To be eligible for funding, an applicant must:
- Be a legal entity with a current Australian Business Number (ABN)
- Be a local government body or community based not-for-profit organisation in its own right (not owned by the State or Federal Government)
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 could be funded include:
- Upgrade of Men's Sheds
- Fit-out of community centres
- Health centre upgrades
- Sporting facility upgrades
- Bike paths
- Equipment for the local SES
How to apply?
Fill out the expression of interest online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VB5L36S by 8 April 2016.
All applications must include an ABN in order to qualify.
For additional information see http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp/
For further information please don't hesitate to contact my office on (02) 9349 6007 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.