9 February, 2021
Community Grants Up to $20,000 Now Open
Community groups, not-for-profit sporting bodies, P&Cs and even Councils are invited to apply for grants between $2,500 and $20,000 in round six of the Blair Stronger Communities Programme.
Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said he would love to hear from groups in Ipswich, the Somerset Region and Karana Downs area, who may be eligible to apply for up to 100 per cent of their project costs.
“This is an excellent opportunity for community and not-for-profit organisations to access some Federal Government funding,” Mr Neumann said.
“We know it has been a tough 12 months or more and that is why eligible organisations may be able to receive up to 100 per cent of their project costs.
“Government grants usually require some co-contribution, so this is a welcome bonus for our community.”
While the grant funding is important, Mr Neumann said it does not make up for the continued neglect by Scott Morrison.
“Our community has been doing it tough, particularly through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We need big infrastructure programs to create jobs and boost economic growth.”
The Stronger Communities grants are for small capital works or capital expenditure and must demonstrate social benefits to the community.
Previous successful initiatives under the program include:
- $20,000 for the Blackstone United Welsh Church to provide accessibility upgrades.
- $19,000 for C&K Redbank Plains to install a disability ramp.
- $15,000 for the Marburg and District Residents Association inc. to establish a museum at the Historical Precinct
- $10,000 for the Lowood Show Society to install a toilet block.
The programme is intended to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.
“The only way to apply is through your Federal Member so groups should contact my office as soon as possible.”
More info: Shayne Neumann’s office 3201 5300 or Shayne.Neumann.MP@aph.gov.au