STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAM – ROUND 7
The Morrison Joyce Government is working to keep our economy strong, and to strengthen local communities. Community groups contribute so much to our local community, making them better places to live, work and raise a family.
Our local communities are the heart of this great country and this investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Program is about invigorating these communities and ensuring their continued success.
Communities across the Electorate can now apply for a share of $22.65 million of Australian Government funding under the Stronger Communities Program (SCP). Round 7 of the program will continue to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This can be used to fund up to 20 projects in each electorate, with grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 available for incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local governing bodies to deliver their community-shaping projects.
Round 7 will also feature an extended project completion date set at 31 December 2022, providing more time for grant recipients to complete their projects.
Australians are continuing to show amazing spirit and strength as they support each other through these tough times and this latest round of SCP funding will provide much-needed support to our local communities at such a crucial time.
Further information on grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and the application process can be found at business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/stronger-communities-programme.
Applications and Nominations open– 26 October 2021
Applications and Nominations Close – 19 January 2021
The Powering Communities Program
Community organisations across Australia can apply for a share of $10.2 million in Australian Government funding for local energy saving projects that will lower power bills and help reduce Australia’s emissions.
Expressions of interest are now open for funding under the Powering Communities Program, with grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 available.
The Program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 in each federal electorate. Each federal MP will nominate projects, with community organisations then invited to apply. Eligible projects include:
- Installing solar PV systems and batteries;
- Replacing high-energy using equipment, such as air conditioners and lighting with more efficient equipment; and
- Energy audits and monitoring equipment.
Grants will cover up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, with no co-contribution required.
Further information on the program, including eligibility guidelines, is available at business.gov.au or by telephone on 13 28 46.
Expressions of interest now open:
There are plenty of federal grants available all the time
- For a current list of all federal grants:
- also a list of current community grants can be found here: