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Closed Grant Opportunity View - GO2835

Stronger Communities Programme – Round 5

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Phone:
13 28 46

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GO ID:
GO2835
Agency:
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Close Date & Time:
17-Oct-2019 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Primary Category:
351001 - Infrastructure
Secondary Category:
351002 - Regional Development
Publish Date:
5-Aug-2019
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive

Description:

The Stronger Communities Programme (the program) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia. Round 5 of the program will provide $22.65 million to fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates.

The program’s intended outcomes are to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

Each electorate has total funding of up to $150,000 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.

The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs (grant percentage).

  • The minimum grant amount is $2,500.
  • The maximum grant amount is $20,000.

Total funding for the project from the Commonwealth cannot exceed 50 per cent of the total eligible project expenditure. You can fund your share of eligible project costs from any source including from state and local government. Your contribution can be either cash or in-kind. Where you provide in-kind contributions, you must calculate the dollar value.

You must complete your project within six months of your project start date and no later than 30 June 2020.

You may start your project from the date you submit your application. However, if you choose to start your project before you have an executed grant agreement, you do so at your own risk.

Eligibility:

To be eligible you must: 

  • be invited to apply by your Member of Parliament
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

 and 

  • be one of the following incorporated entities:
    • an incorporated not for profit organisation including:
      • incorporated associations, such as
        • Police and Citizen Youth Clubs
        • child care centres
        • surf clubs
        • local aged care bodies
        • Parents and Citizens, Parents and Friends groups and equivalent bodies
        • local rural fire services
        • local state emergency services
      • non-distributing co-operatives
      • companies limited by a guarantee
      • indigenous not for profit corporations
      • religious organisations incorporated under legislation
    • 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.
    • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995

For the purpose of this program, we also consider the following organisations to be local governing bodies:

  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara, Maralinga, Gerard, Nepabunna and Yalata local governing bodies in SA
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council
  • Lord Howe Island Board
  • Norfolk Island Regional Council
  • The Outback Communities Authority
  • The Shire of Christmas Island
  • The Silverton and Tibooburra villages in NSW
  • The Trust Account in the NT and
  • ACT Government.

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a for profit organisation
  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • a Regional Development Australia Committee
  • a university, technical college or school
  • a hospital
  • a Commonwealth, State or Territory government agency or body (including government business enterprises) unless listed in section 5.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines.
Total Amount Available (AUD):
$22,650,000.00
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $2,500.00 to $20,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

Invited applicants will be provided with a link to the online application form.

Other Instructions:

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