The 2017/18 Round of the Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) has now CLOSED for expressions of interest. Applicants will be advised of the status of their application following a meeting of the Community Consultation Committee.
If you would like to submit an Expression of Interest, or would like my office to provide you with more information, please contact my office on 3344 2622.
What is the Stronger Communities Grant programme?
The Moreton Stronger Communities Programme offers grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy of our community on Brisbane's Southside, within the Moreton electorate. To be eligible for a SCP grant, applicants are required to match SCP grants in cash or in-kind on at least a dollar for dollar basis.
Up to $150,000 will be allocated to projects within Moreton on the advice of a community consultation committee who will review all applications. Successful applications are then submitted to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for review and final sign off.
What are some examples of grants that have been successful?
Examples of successful applications in previous rounds of the SCP in Moreton include:
- $12,000 for the Kuraby Knights Cricket Club for a facilities upgrade;
- $5,500 for the Salisbury Rotary for the purchase of a community BBQ trailer;
- $16,000 for the Salisbury Primary P&C for upgrading their hall and purchasing equipment; and
- $6,000 for Chelmer Station Kindy for the purchase of new interactive learning tools.
If you wanted to discuss any ideas you have, please feel welcome to give my office a call.
Raising matching funds can be a challenge for any organisation, but my office is here to help you and to support you in meeting this program requirement. We will hold an information session for interested groups in the coming months, but if you are interested in applying, I encourage you to start planning as soon as possible.
Who is eligible?
For information about eligibility, the application process and timelines, please visit the website: www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Stronger-Communities-Programme
Or, you might like to read this fact sheet.
What can I do now?
In addition to planning for your grant application, I encourage you to get in touch with my office, this way we can keep you up to date with any developments about the grant application process.
If you have any further questions about the Moreton Stronger Communities Grants please contact my office on 3344 2622 or email me at Graham.Perrett.MP@aph.gov.au.