Stronger Communities Grants - EOI now open!

What could your community group do with $20,000?

The Stronger Communities Programme will open soon for a third round of funding grants with expressions of interest open now. 

Up to $150,000 of funding will be available in Calwell for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy of our local community.

Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 each are available for projects, but to be eligible, the community group needs to provide matched contributions, in cash or in kind (goods, labour, partner funding) on a dollar for dollar basis.

You might not have the cash on hand right now, but you could raise your contribution through a fundraising campaign, special donations, donated goods and services, or a matching grant from another body. Eligible projects might include upgrades or fit-outs of community centres, sporting facilities upgrades, purchase of equipment for local service organisations, park furniture, BBQ’s, storage sheds. Successful applicants must be a legal entity (such as an incorporated association) and have an Australian Business Number (ABN).


ABOVE: Brimbank Bicycle Education Centre were able to refurbish and air conditioned their centre thanks to the Stronger Communities Programme - round two.

Expressions of interest are due with my office by Monday 31st July. Contact my office on (03) 9367 5216, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or download a form here. 

For more information, read here.