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Stronger Communities Programme – strengthening our local community

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Date : 07 August 2019

Author: The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Treasurer

MEDIA RELEASE

16 June 2019

STRENGTHENING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY IN KOOYONG

The Coalition Government has committed $150,000 to fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects in Kooyong.

The funding for small capital projects will be delivered through the Government’s Stronger Communities Programme and is part of a $22.65 million national investment under Round 5 of the Programme.

Many local organisations have benefitted from funding through the Coalition’s Stronger Community Programme for projects such as a local men’s shed, rehabilitation equipment for a local stroke support group and minor renovations to local Scout halls.

These investments in vital local infrastructure bring our communities together, strengthen social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and viable communities into the future.

The Stronger Communities Programme aims to fund projects that deliver social benefits as part of the Government’s continuing commitment to strengthening communities across Australia.

Our local communities are the heart of this great country. This investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Programme is about invigorating these communities and ensuring their continued success.

The Programme will fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates, which can range from upgrading the local community hall or sporting facility, building new bike paths, or providing essential equipment for the local organisations.

Each electorate will receive $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate. Grants values range from $2,500 to $20,000.

Further information and guidelines can be found here.

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