Round 3 Stronger Communities Program open for Grey

Wednesday 12 July 2017
Round 3 Stronger Communities Program open for Grey

Incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations are encouraged to apply for funding in the third round of the Federal Government's Stronger Communities Program which closes on 18th August 2017.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey MP said the program, announced in last year's Budget, will deliver its third round of $150,000 to fund small capital projects in the electorate.

"This is an exciting opportunity for small local groups to work with me to identify potential projects which will contribute to our community's long term vibrancy and viability," Mr Ramsey said.

"I invite incoprorated not-for-profit and local government organisations to apply for funding by completing a project proposal. As with the first two rounds, I will be establishing a broadly based community consultation committee who will prioritise the projects to be submitted to ensure this funding delivers the best possible outcomes for our community."

Identified applicants will then be invited to lodge a full application to apply for funding of at least $2,500 and up to a maximum of $20,000 and must provide matching cash or in-kind funding on at least a dollar for dollar basis.

"It is important potential applicants contact my office on 1300 301 742 to ensure projects meet the eligibility criteria and ask for an expression of interest form which must be returned before 18th August," Mr Ramsey said.

Applications are then assessed against program guidelines by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development to ensure approved projects represent value for money.

For guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions visit http://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Stronger-Communities-Programme