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).
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.
Closing date for expression of interest is 6th September, 2019.
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.
Download the Fact Sheet for additional information.
To obtain a copy of the full Program Guidelines and Expression of Interest Form please email firstname.lastname@example.org