Griffith Stronger Communities Programme Round 3

What could your community group do with $20,000?

The Stronger Communities Programme asks Members of Parliament to engage with their communities to recommend capital investment projects that strengthen their communities.

Up to $150,000 of funding will be available in Griffith for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

Grants of between $2,500 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.

 

Who can apply?

To be eligible for funding an applicant must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • a local government agency of body
  • a not for profit organisation that is a legal entity. You are required to demonstrate your 'not for profit' status through: current Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission's (ACNC) Registration, state or territory association status, constitutional documents or articles of association that demonstrate the not-for-profit character of the organisation
  • a trustee on behalf of a property trust with responsibility for a community asset

The following organisations are NOT eligible for funding:

  • a for-profit organisation
  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • a commonwealth, state or territory government agency or body
  • a university, technical college, school or hospital
  • a Regional Development Australia Committee

The following items are considered to be ineligible for funding:

  • provision of services and support activities;
  • payment of salaries for existing staff or contractors;
  • recurring or ongoing expenditure (e.g. annual maintenance);
  • projects that seek funding to stage events, exhibit a display or for filming;
  • projects to undertake studies or investigations;
  • purchase of land or buildings; or
  • projects that involve the development of private or commercial ventures including licensed areas of registered clubs.

 

What projects are eligible?

To be eligible for funding a project must:

  • be for capital purchases/activities; and
  • contribute to an improvement in local community participation and cohesion and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of the community.

Below are a range of projects that are intended as a guide only and should not be considered indicative of projects that are intended as a guide only and should not be considered indicative of projects which will be supported:

  • construction and fit-out of men's sheds;
  • fit-out of community centres, health centres including kitchen upgrades and equipment purchases such as computers, TVs and furniture and fittings;
  • bike paths;
  • sporting facilities upgrades including new scoreboards, spectator seating, new turf, fit-out of changing rooms, new canteen, new lights, upgrade drainage and water systems, gymnasiums;
  • streetscapes;
  • skate parks;
  • purchase of equipment for local SES;
  • upgrade of facilities to provide disabled access;
  • purchase of vehicles and trailers for community transport/services, surf lifesaving, medical transport;
  • park furniture upgrade or installation including shade/shelters, BBQs, toilet facilities, drinking fountains.

 

How do I apply?

  1. Check to see if your organisation and project fits the eligibility criteria here
  2. Download and complete the Project Proposal Form here
  3. Return the completed form by close of business Thursday 3 August 2017.

Please return completed forms via email to Terri.Butler.MP@aph.gov.au

or

Post to:

Stronger Communities Programme

Office of Terri Butler MP

PO Box 476

MORNINGSIDE QLD 4170

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Griffith Electorate Office at Terri.Butler.MP@aph.gov.au or 07 3899 4031.

 

 

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