Stronger Communities Grant Now Open

Stronger Communities Grant Now Open

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $150,000 to fund local infrastructure projects in the electorate of Canning under Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Program.

Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said the program had in previous years supported important projects across the region, such as volunteer bush fire brigades, women’s support organisations and local sporting teams.

Previous recipients of the grant include: 

  • Safe Woman, Safe Family Pinjarra  
  • Coolup Progress Association
  • Waroona Community Resource Centre
  • Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
  • Peel Aquatic Club

“The Stronger Communities Program is just one way the Federal Government supports small but important community organisations that may otherwise be missed by larger grants,” Mr Hastie said.

“This program provides an opportunity for us to invest in vital local infrastructure and services that contribute to the life, health and safety of our region.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Stronger Communities Programme was aimed at funding projects that deliver social benefits as part of the Government’s continuing commitment to strengthen communities across Australia.

“Local community organisations are the heart of this great country and this investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Programme is about invigorating these communities and ensuring their continued success,” Mr McCormack said. 

“The program will fund small capital projects in each of the 151 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 State Emergency Service.”

Expression of Interest forms are now available for download here or collected from Mr Hastie's office. EOIs are due in by Friday 6th September. Eligible organisations will then be invited to apply for the grant, with applications closing on Thursday 10th October.

Each electorate nationwide has received $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate. Grants values range from $2,500 to $20,000.

For further information and guidelines contact the office or Mr Hastie or visit www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme