Stronger Communities Programme Round 7—Now Open

Published on Mon 11 October 2021 7:00am

Federal Labor Member for Fremantle, Josh Wilson MP today invited not-for-profit and local government agencies across the federal electorate of Fremantle to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) Round 7 funding.

Funding of between $2,500 and $20,000 may be sought for eligible small capital works that are aimed at increasing community participation.

As a COVID recovery measure, funding in this round is able to provide up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, except for local councils where grant funding will be capped at 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

“Six previous rounds of this grant have delivered almost $900,000 for 73 projects across the electorate — including the provision of equipment for arts, seniors, youth and sporting clubs, and a variety of upgrades to a wide range of community facilities,” said Mr Wilson.

“I encourage community groups who need funding to support an important local project to investigate the SCP guidelines to determine eligibility and then submit the Fremantle EOI form, which must be lodged with my office by 5pm on Monday 22 November 2022.

“According to programme requirements, I have convened a community consultation panel which will make a preliminary assessment of proposals before inviting formal applications to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science where the funding decisions will be made.”

Coordinated by MPs, the Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the nation’s 151 federal electorates with $150,000 for up to 20 capital projects.

Projects to be funded under this program must be delivered by 31 December 2022.

To apply, first read the guidelines to check your eligibility and then lodge your submission on the form below before 5pm on Monday 22 November.

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