Stronger Communities Programme 2016

Does your community organisation have a project that needs funding?

The Stronger Communities Programme is designed to fund high priority capital projects in the electorate of Watson that:

  • improve local participation and cohesion;
  • are supported by the local community;
  • are well costed; 
  • can be delivered within the two-year timeframe of the programme; and
  • will be delivered by community organisations that are reputable and genuinely not for-profit.

Key Aspects:

  • Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply.
  • Grants of between $5,000 and up to a maximum of $20,000 are available.
  • Applicants are required to confirm matched funding in cash or in-kind on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Eligible project examples:

  • fit-out of a community centre or health centre (kitchen upgrades, computer equipment, TVs, furniture or fittings);
  • sporting facility upgrades including new scoreboards, seating, change rooms, canteens, lights, water systems, gymnasiums, skate parks;
  • streetscapes and bike paths; or
  • equipment for use by local SES.

Applications for this Grant are now CLOSED for 2016.

Please tell us about your community organisation and your proposed capital project:

Based on this information, my office will get in touch and provide you with a Watson Expression of Interest form for the 2016-17 round.