Stronger Communities Round 6
Applications Close 23 February 2021
Who can apply?
To be eligible you must
be invited to apply by your MP
have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:
an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
(the grant opportunity guidelines provide detail on how you must demonstrate your‘not-for-profit’ status)
a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995
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.
For further information on program eligibility refer to the grant opportunity guidelines.
What activities are eligible?
Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and can include:
fit out, alterations and/or extensions to existing premises e.g. air-conditioning, kitchen upgrades, TVs, furniture, fixtures
and fittings, painting
acquisition and installation of equipment, including ICT hardware and associated operating software and initial user licenses (See examples in section 5.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines.)
modifications and refurbishments to leased buildings or grounds, providing approval has been given by the owner
upgrades, construction and fit-out of community spaces, e.g. men’s sheds, community centres, scout halls etc.
development or upgrade of bike paths, streetscapes, skate parks or community gardens
upgrades of sporting facilities and fields including new scoreboards, spectator seating, goalposts, fit-out of change
rooms, new canteen, new lights, medical equipment, upgrade drainage and water systems, gymnasiums
the purchase of musical instruments, sports equipment and uniforms that remain the property of the organisation
upgrade of facilities to provide inclusive access
upgrade or installation of park furniture including shade/shelters, BBQs, toilet facilities, drinking fountains
acquiring equipment for the local State Emergency Service and rural fire brigades
acquiring vehicles and trailers (and their modification) for community transport/services, surf lifesaving, medical transport
For more details please read the full guidelines and FAQ or call Brendan O'Connor's office on 03-8390-6166.