Local projects deliver stronger South West communities

Communities across Australia are set to share in $22.5 million to improve local infrastructure and provide essential community equipment with applications now open for Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

Member for Forrest, Nola Marino said the additional investment for a fourth round of SCP would ensure that local decision making continues to play a decisive role in funding community building projects.

Each electorate will receive $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate.

“Grants will be available between $2,500 and $20,000 for successful applications and I now invite organisations within the community to put forward their attractive, high-quality, projects for assessment,” Ms Marino said.

The program is aimed at delivering social benefits to the community through funding small capital projects such as upgrading the local community hall or sporting facility, building new bike paths or providing essential equipment to the local SES.

“Our local communities are the heart of this great country and most clubs, organisations and their volunteers could do with a hand when it comes to funding,” Ms Marino said.

Applications for the Stronger Communities Programme open on Monday 6 August 2018, and close on Thursday 11 October 2018.

To express your interest in this funding round contact the electorate office on 9721 3788.

Grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and the application process can be found at business.gov.au/scp