APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
I am passionate about fostering and developing a strong community spirit in Darwin and Palmerston. There are some amazing community organisations around the Top End that play a vital role in making it the best place in Australia.
As part of the ongoing support for our local community, I am pleased to announce that applications are open for the Stronger Communities Program (SCP).
The SCP can provide grants for amounts between $2,500 and $20,000, to any community organisation or sporting club in Darwin and Palmerston that is interested in improving their facilities or undertaking a capital works project. The amount provided under the SCP must be matched by the recipient in cash or in-kind contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Further information, including the applicability criteria is available at https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Stronger-Communities-Programme.
The SCP can help fund local projects that improve community participation and the vibrancy of our communities. The total amount available is $150,000 so get your applications in early. In the past the grants have been used in some innovative and imaginative ways, so put on your thinking caps and let me know what you want to do to improve your association.
To make an application, please get in touch with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘SCP Application’ and I will be accepting applications until 31 July 2017. Applications will be subject to a review and final sign-off process conducted by the Federal Government.