Call out for community groups to access grants

Angus Taylor MP

Angus Taylor MP

Community groups in Hume are encourages to apply now for funding under the Stronger Communities Programme.

Grants of between $2500 and $20,000 are available, with $150,000 in total to be allocated across Hume.

Up to 50 per cent of a project’s cost may be funded. Member for Hume Angus Taylor said groups need to submit an expression of interest outlining their project to his office via mail or email.

“The first two rounds of this programme were a great success, with 27 groups sharing in funding and undertaking projects as diverse as children’s playgrounds, sporting facility upgrades, a disabled ramp, a new men’s shed and a community pantry,” Mr Taylor said.

“In this new round we are looking for projects right across Hume - from community groups and not-for-profits, which will deliver real benefits to our residents, improving local participation and contributing to a vibrant and viable community.

“Sporting groups, progress associations, community support organisations, child care facilities, men’s sheds, historical societies and the like are all welcome to apply.”

A local committee of community representatives will assess all expressions of interest received and determine which groups will be invited to apply by mid-August.

Successful groups will then be invited to submit a full application which will be assessed by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

The full eligibility criteria for funding through the Stronger Communities Programme is available at https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-

Expressions of interest for projects must be limited to 300 words and sent via email to angus.taylor.mp@aph.gov.au or by mail to Angus Taylor MP PO Box 700 Goulburn NSW 

Applications will close on Friday  July 28. 

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