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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO5888

Stronger Communities Programme Round 8

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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Close Date & Time:
10-May-2023 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
351001 - Infrastructure
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia. Round 8 of the program will provide $22.7 million to fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates. The program is part of the government's 2022–23 budget initiatives focussed on making local economies stronger and boosting community organisations.

The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. Round 8 of the program aims to support communities recover from the widespread impacts of adverse weather events and current economic pressures.

For this round, grant funding will be up to 100% of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50% of eligible project costs.

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.


You can apply if you are invited by your MP and have an Australian business number (ABN).

You must also be one of the following incorporated entities:

You can’t apply if you are:

  • an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s list of Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme
  • an employer of 100 or more employees that has not complied with the Workplace Gender Equality Act (2012)
  • a for profit organisation
  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • an unincorporated association
  • a Regional Development Australia Committee
  • a university, technical college or school
  • a hospital
  • an Australian, state or territory government agency or body (including government business enterprises) unless listed in section 4.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

You can partner with one or more other organisations to deliver the project. You must decide who the lead organisation is.

The lead organisation must fill out the application form. You must provide letters of support from all project partners and have a formal arrangement in place with all parties.

If we give your group the grant, the lead organisation:

  • signs the grant agreement
  • is responsible for communicating with us and with all project partners
  • must deliver the project as outlined in the grant agreement.
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $2,500.00 to $20,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Eligible applicants will be contacted.

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