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Stronger Communities Programme

About the Programme

  • In the 2015 Budget, the Australian Government announced the Stronger Communities Programme to fund small capital projects in local communities in each of the 150 Federal Electorates.
  • The SCP will deliver $45 million over two funding rounds from 2015-16.
  • Each member of Parliament is responsible for undertaking community consultation to identify potential applicants and projects for consideration.

Round 1

Round 1 is now closed.

A total of 1743 projects were approved under Round 1 of the Programme.

The details of successful projects to date can be found here.

Round 2

The Department has received a total of 1676 projects under Round 2 of the Programme.

Assessment of projects is continuing and Members Parliament will be advised by the Department of funding decisions as soon as possible after a decision has been made.

Guidance Material for Round 1 and 2

  • Stronger Communities Programme Guidelines PDF: 343 KB ReadSpeaker 
  • Frequently Asked Questions (updated 15 February 2016) PDF: 243 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Guidance for Members of Parliament (updated 15 February 2016)PDF: 156 KB ReadSpeaker
  • GMS Portal User Guide for Applicants - Round 2 (new) PDF: 1736 KB ReadSpeaker
  • GMS Portal User Guide for Members of Parliament - Round 2 (new)PDF: 919 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Letter of Acceptance Template PDF: 128 KB ReadSpeaker

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Last Updated: 22 July, 2016