Funding now available to support small community projects in Bonner

The Morrison Government is providing a further $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that community groups in Bonner need and deserve.

Expressions of interest are now open for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme, giving local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects for grants of up to $20,000.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said more funding for the area would deliver the infrastructure and equipment our communities need to be successful and grow.

“This latest funding injection will support up to 20 projects across our communities, benefitting jobs and delivering an economic boost to drive our recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mr Vasta.

“This type of investment brings people together by strengthening social connections, building community participation and delivering a brighter and more vibrant future for communities.

“Round 6 of Stronger Communities delivered for many of our community groups. I was pleased to award funding to Belmont State School P&C, Brisbane Coast Guard, Manly Lota Scouts, Ocean Crusaders, Junior Bayside Jets Basketball, C&K Mt Gravatt West Community Childcare, EACH, Mt Gravatt Youth and Rec Club, Safer by the Bay, HELP, Rochedale Scout Group and Hemmant Community Hall.

“Having now had the opportunity to visit these organisations and see firsthand the incredible benefits and upgrades this funding has enabled, I strongly encourage interested organisations to contact my office regarding projects important to them and our community.

“Grants from $2,500 up to $20,000 are available to cover up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, or up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs for local governing bodies.”

Through the Stronger Communities Program, the Government has provided more than $135 million for projects for community-building and job-creating projects across Australia.

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