Community groups encouraged to apply for up to $20,000 in grant funding

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By Kristy McBain

02 November 2021

Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain is encouraging community groups and organisations to put in an expression of interest for up to $20,000 in grant funding.  

Under the latest round of the Stronger Communities Programme, each of Australia’s 151 electorates gets $150,000 to go towards valuable community projects.

Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are available for small capital works projects and some types of equipment. Funding is available for up to 100 per cent of project costs.

“I encourage community groups with a project that needs funding to seriously consider applying for this funding,” Kristy said.  

“Projects must bring social benefit to our community and aim to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities.

“Round 7 of this program also aims to support our local economic recovery from the pandemic.

“In the past these grants and volunteers on the ground have been responsible for everything from new playgrounds, to surf lifesaving equipment, to refurbished kitchens in community centres and studio upgrades for community radio.”

To be eligible, you must have an ABN and be an incorporated entity or be auspiced by such an organisation.

Projects funded will need to be completed by 31 December 2022.

To apply you must lodge an expression of interest by Friday, 26 November 2021. More information can be found here.

“I can’t wait to see what this funding will be achieve in 2022,” Kristy said.