Federal Member for Moreton, Graham Perrett MP is encouraging local community groups in the Moreton to pitch their ideas for grants under the second round of the Government’s Stronger Communities Grants Programme.
Mr Perret said grants of up to $20,000 are now open to local not-for-profit community groups and local governments under the new round.
Up to $150,000 of funding will again be available in the electorate of Moreton for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.
Grants of between $5000 and $20,000 are available for capital projects, but to be eligible, the projects require matched contributions, in cash or in kind on at least a dollar for dollar basis.
The Moreton Community Advisory Committee will be tasked with identifying which ideas represent the best investment for our community.
“I’m interested in the best ideas in our community for how this funding is spent so I’m keen to hear from as many local community groups as possible about how they might spend this funding,” Mr Perrett said.
“This funding should be spent on the brightest ideas that represent the best value for money.
“I would encourage locals and community groups who have identified projects which might qualify to submit their applications for assessment by the Moreton Community Advisory Community.
“Groups are encouraged to contact my office on 3344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, “ said Mr Perrett.
Local community groups have until 15 April 2016 to submit an application and the Moreton Community Advisory Committee will then forward the applications to the Department responsible for the Programme for final approval.
More information on the funding programme, including guidelines, is available at http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp/.
SUNDAY 31 JANUARY 2016
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