Stronger Communities Programme — Round 5

10 October 2019 5:00 pm Australia/Hobart

    The Federal Government has launched Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme to fund small capital projects in local communities. Each electorate has total funding of up to $150,000 that will be allocated to successful applicants. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.

    What are examples of eligible projects?

    • Installation of equipment: fit out, alterations and/or extensions to existing premises e.g. air-conditioning, kitchen upgrades, TVs, furniture, fixtures and fittings;
    • acquisition of equipment such as ICT hardware and associated software;
    • modifications to leased buildings or grounds (refurbishing must have the support from the owner);
    • upgrades, construction and fit-out of community spaces, e.g. men’s sheds;
    • development or upgrade of bike paths, streetscapes, skate parks or community gardens;
    • upgrades of sporting facilities including new scoreboards, spectator seating, goalposts, new turf, fit-out of change rooms, new canteen, new lights, medical equipment, upgrade drainage and water systems, gymnasiums;
    • upgrade of facilities to provide disabled access; and
    • upgrade or installation of park furniture including shade/shelters, BBQs, toilet facilities, drinking fountains.

    Is your organisation eligible?

    To be eligible your organisation must be a legal entity with a current ABN and be:

    • A community based not-for-profit organisation in its own right that is not owned by a  state or territory government or a local government body;
    • seek a minimum of $2,500 and a maximum of $20,000; and
    • match the grant funding dollar for dollar (either in cash or in-kind such as labour).

    How to apply?

    Members of Parliament are responsible for the community consultation process. If you are invited to apply by your local MP, you will receive the link to the online application form in an email from your local Federal Member of Parliament.

    Find out more about the Stronger Communities Programme  — Round 5 guidelines.

    Please carefully read through the details of the program before submitting an EOI to your local MP and briefly address the following:

    • Confirmation of your not-for-profit status and that you have a current ABN;
    • an outline of your project;
    • how much you are seeking (must be between $2,500 and $20,000); and
    • how you will meet the cash or in-kind contribution to match the grant on at least a dollar for dollar basis.