We are currently taking expressions of interest for two Commonwealth Grants. The details are listed below.

For further details, please contact Brendan O'Connor's electorate office on 8390-6166

Stronger Communities Programme Round 5

Applications Close 06 September 2019


The Stronger Communities Programme aims to deliver social benefits across Australia by funding small capital projects. Projects should improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.


Grants between $2500 and $20000 are available to fund a maximum of 20 projects in the electorate of Gorton.

Grant funding will be up to 50% of eligible project costs, with applicants matching funding, in cash or in-kind.


To be eligible you must:

  • be invited to apply by your Member of Parliament
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)


  • be one of the following incorporated entities:
    • an incorporated not for profit organisation including:
      • incorporated associations, such as
        • Police and Citizen Youth Clubs
        • child care centres
        • surf clubs
        • local aged care bodies
        • Parents and Citizens, Parents and Friends groups and equivalent bodies
        • local rural fire services
        • local state emergency services
      • non-distributing co-operatives
      • companies limited by a guarantee
      • indigenous not for profit corporations
      • religious organisations incorporated under legislation
    • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community asset or property. You will be required to provide relevant trust documents.
    • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995

Application Process

Expressions of interest should be submitted via the online form below by COB on 6 September 2019. After independent assessment by the community consultation committee, Brendan O'Connor will advise you if he seeks to nominate your project. Formal applications will be due by 10 October 2019.

Grant decisions will be finalised by December 2019. 



Expression of Interest

Please complete the details below to register your Expression of Interest.

We will contact you later to explain the formal process to apply.