Applications open for the Stronger Communities Programme

Example: The Imperial Netball Club benefited from a stronger communities grant last year. Photo: Supplied.

Example: The Imperial Netball Club benefited from a stronger communities grant last year. Photo: Supplied.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has called on local community groups, sporting clubs and not-for-profit organisations to lodge an expression of interest for round three of the Stronger Communities Programme.

The Programme, announced in this year’s Budget, will deliver $150,000 to fund small capital projects which deliver social benefits for the Murraylands.

“This is an exciting opportunity for local communities to identify potential projects which will contribute to our community’s long term vibrancy and viability,” Mr Pasin said.

“Following community consultation, I will invite identified incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to apply for funding.

“Identified applicants can apply for funding of at least $2,500 and up to a maximum of $20,000 and must provide matching cash or in-kind funding on at least a dollar for dollar basis.

“Expressions of Interest application forms are now available from my office and have to be returned no later than August 1, 2017.

“The application round will then run from August 7, 2017 to September 28, 2017.

“I encourage potential applicants to contact my Murray Bridge office... to discuss project eligibility criteria,” Mr Pasin said.

The applications that are recommended for grant funding will be assessed against the Programme Guidelines by the Department of Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to ensure that approved projects represent value for money. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Stronger Communities Programme guidelines which are available on the Department website.

Applications close August 1, 2017. For more information:

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