The Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities.
The input of the community is a key element of the SCP. Projects are selected by Members of Parliament (MPs) and their community consultation committees, and are then submitted to the Government for assessment.
The Stronger Communities Programme has committed funding to over 10,000 community–based projects across Australia.
All Rounds of the SCP have been very successful, with a wide variety of projects funded including upgrades to community halls and clubhouses, equipment for both aged care and day care facilities, men’s sheds and associated equipment, scoreboards, computers, inflatable rescue boats and disaster recovery generators.
In the 2020–21 Budget the Australian Government committed $22.65 million for a sixth round of the SCP with funding of up to $150,000 available for each electorate. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate, with successful projects receiving a grant between $2,500 and $20,000.
Applications close on 22 March 2021 at 5:00pm AEST
For more information or to apply visit: https://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx