EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME ROUND 2020/21
The Stronger Communities Programme funds small capital works projects which deliver social benefits through supporting community participation and contributing to the vibrancy and viability of communities.
Incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply for grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to fund small capital works projects.
Unlike previous years, most applicants will not be required to demonstrate matched funding for the project, in cash or in-kind contributions.
Local Government bodies however will be required to make a 50% matched funding contribution to the total amount of their project.
Applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest by 4 February 2021 which will then be reviewed by the Bendigo Electorate Consultative Committee.
I appreciate that timing is not ideal. Unfortunately, it’s the Federal Government’s decision when applications for Stronger Community Grants open and close.
Last round, a variety of different small infrastructure projects were funded such as: a new decking extension at Bendigo Yacht Club, heating and cooling upgrades for Woodend Neighbourhood House and a new 20-seater Champion Dragon Boat for Dragons Abreast Bendigo among many other great community projects.
Eligible expenditure for the Stronger Communities grant can be anything from kitchen upgrades to TV and computer equipment.
You can find a list of eligible items here in the document 'grant opportunity guidelines'.
If you have any further queries about the funding process, please visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme or alternatively contact my office on 5443 9055 or by email Lisa.Chesters.MP@aph.gov.au
BEFORE COMPLETING AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST PLEASE CHECK THE BELOW:
- Are you an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or local government body?
- Does your organisation have a current ABN?
- Is your grant application seeking an amount between $2,500 and $20,000?
- Can you demonstrate matched funding for the project [local governing bodies only]?
- Will the project be completed by 31 December 2021?
*For further information please read programme guidelines
**Submit any supporting documents such as quotes, detailed plans or diagrams below or via email to Lisa.Chesters.MP@aph.gov.au**
PLEASE FILL IN BELOW QUESTIONS TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST IN THE 2020/21 STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME (click next until all questions are completed).