The Coalition Government has committed an additional $22.5 million in Budget 2018-19 to continue the highly successful Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said the fourth round of the program would ensure funding was available for a range of important community infrastructure projects such as sporting facilities and community halls.
“Bonner has been very successful under previous rounds of the Stronger Communities Programme,” Mr Vasta said.
“In the first three rounds of the Stronger Communities Programme, I have been proud to secure $397,028 in Stronger Communities grants for 35 community groups—including school P&Cs, sports clubs, environmental groups, men’s sheds, and community kindergartens—in my electorate.”
Mr Vasta said the additional investment for a fourth round of SCP would ensure that local decision-making continues to play a decisive role in funding community building projects. He encouraged local community groups to start
“The Coalition Government will fund up to 50 per cent of costs for successful projects from a pool of $150,000 in each electorate, delivering more than 1,000 further projects in this round.
“Grants will be available between $2,500 and $20,000 for successful applications and I will soon invite organisations within the community to put forward their high-quality projects for assessment.”
“This Budget continues the Coalition Government’s commitment to building strong communities with extensions to vital community grants programs that invest directly in economic and social infrastructure,” Mr Vasta said.
Successful Round 3 Stronger Communities projects included:
|Guides Queensland||Upgrade of flooring||$8,910|
|Silky Oaks Children's Haven||Upgrade of community hub facilities||$9,475|
|Tingalpa and District Kindergarten and Association||Upgrade and repair of adult toilets||$2,574|
|The Sporting Shooters Association Australia (Brisbane)||Upgrade of car park||$20,000|
|Manly Community Kindergarten Association Inc||Build a Sensory Space||$2,521|
|Rochedale State High School P&C Association||Stadium seating||$20,000|
|Wynnum General Gordon Community Preschool||Rejuvenation of outdoor play space||$6,750|
|EDit Group||Purchase of portable coffee station||$6,000|
|Mackenzie State Primary School P&C Association||Upgrade of school sporting oval||$6,700|
|Mt Gravatt Men's Shed||Construction of veranda||$6,630|
|Wondall Heights State School P&C Association||Netball facilities upgrade||$18,094|
|Guardian Angels' Primary School P&F Association||Upgrade of oval||$10,000|
|Tingalpa State School P&C Association||School hall upgrade||$11,500|
For more information on the Stronger Communities Programme visit: http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx or call 3893 3488.