Butler calls for expressions of interest in community grants

By Terri Butler MP

19 January 2021

Terri Butler MP is now taking expressions of interest for Stronger Communities grants, which support local not-for-profits with minor capital projects.

Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler announced today a new round of the Stronger Communities Programme.

Usually these grants require matched funding, but in recognition of the pandemic, this special round does not. It will fund up to 100 percent of eligible costs, with grants of between $2,500 and $20,000.

As with other rounds of this program, $150,000 is available to each federal electorate for up to 20 projects.

"I am inviting expressions of interest right now for small capital works or expenditure projects that bring our communities together, strengthen social connections and build community participation," Terri Butler said.

"Application is by the local MP's invitation only, so it is vital that people let me know of their interest by 14 February. 

"I will be consulting with a panel of community members and inviting public comment on the proposals via my social media.

"In the past funds have gone to everything from air conditioning to playground equipment to a new forklift for Foodbank. I'm looking forward to seeing the potential projects that our outstanding local not-for-profit groups are pursuing," she said.

Expressions of Interest must be received via https://terributlermp.com/stronger-communities-grants-round-6-expressions-of-interest/ by 5pm on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

After the Expressions of Interest process Terri Butler MP will invite organisations to make applications. Applications will be due by 22nd March 2021.

To view the guidelines please visit: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/stronger-communities-programme