Round 4 grants available for $22.5 local infrastructure program

Applications for Round 4 of the $22.5 million Stronger Communities Programme are now open to help improve local infrastructure and provide essential community equipment.

Each electorate will receive $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate.Applications for Round 4 of the $22.5 million Stronger Communities Programme are now open to help improve local infrastructure and provide essential community equipment.

Organisations may be approved for grants between $2500 and $20,000, covering up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the program is aimed at funding projects that deliver social benefits.

“Our local communities are the heart of this great country and the investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities program is about invigorating these communities and ensuring their continued success,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The program will fund small capital projects in each of the 150 federal electorates, which can range from upgrading the local community hall or sporting facility, building new bike paths, or providing essential equipment for the local SES.

“These are the sorts of vital projects that bring our communities together, strengthen our social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and viable communities into the future.”

Applications close on Thursday 11 October 2018. Projects should be completed by 30 June 2019.

Further information on grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and the application process can be found here.


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