- Turnbull Government extends Stronger Communities Program to a fourth round
- Dickson organisations will be able to further invest in vital community infrastructure
- Peter Dutton MP will soon invite local organisations to apply for up to $20,000 in grant funding from a pool of $150,000 in each electorate
The Turnbull Government has committed an additional $22.5 million in Budget 2018-19 to continue the highly successful Stronger Communities Program (SCP).
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the fourth round of funding would support Dickson groups with vital infrastructure to enable them to carry out important work in the community.
“Our local community has been very successful under previous rounds of the Stronger Communities Program and it is great to see that it has been continued,” Mr Dutton said.
“Successful applications to the Stronger Communities Program have funded projects ranging from pathway and lighting installation at Albany Creek State High School, through to new under cover seating at the Pine Rivers Pumas rugby club.
“The Turnbull Government will fund up to 50 per cent of costs for successful projects from a pool of $150,000 in each electorate, positively impacting on the local economy.”
Mr Dutton said the additional investment for a fourth round of SCP would ensure that local decision making continues to play a decisive role in funding community building projects.
Grants will be available between $2,500 and $20,000 for projects successful in their application to the Stronger Communities Program.
For more information on the Stronger Communities Program, including application guidelines, visit: http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/national-stronger-regions-fund.aspx