Stronger Communities Programme (Round 6) – EOI Stage now open

8 January, 2021

The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. These projects aim to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities. Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorate.

What do you get?

Up to $20,000 of funding for capital projects.

Who is this for?

Any incorporated not-for-profit organisation that is not owned by a Commonwealth, state or territory government, is eligible to apply.
Examples of not-for-profit organisations include:

  • Local rural fire service
  • Local state emergency service
  • Police and Citizen Youth clubs
  • Child care centres
  • Surf clubs
  • Local aged care bodies
  • Non-distributing co-operatives
  • Companies limited by a guarantee
  • Indigenous not-for-profit corporations

The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. Round 6 of the program will continue to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. For this special round, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

Each electorate has total funding of up to $150,000 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.

Please contact your local Federal MP for more information and invitation to apply.

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