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$150,000 in community project funding up for grabs

Local clubs, not-for-profit organisations and councils are encouraged to apply for a share in $150,000 for local infrastructure and other community projects.

The funding has been made available under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

 As the Member for Dunkley I am extremely excited to open entries for the programme, which will fund small capital projects that support community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of the local area.

Our clubs and organisations are the very heartbeat of our community. We are lucky to have so many incredible people committed to strengthening our local area.

The Federal Government wants to invest in those who are investing their time and effort in us and that is what this programme is about.

I encourage locals to apply for grants of between $5000 and $20,000 from the programme.

You can use the funding to finish off an existing project, or start a capital works project that your club or organisation has ready to go.

Otherwise have a look at what you can do to value-add to your organisation and, as a result, the community in general – these are the projects the programme’s panellists will be looking for.

Applications will be assessed by an independent panel I am Charing, which comprises a cross section of community members from the Dunkley electorate.

For more information on eligibility guidelines and how to apply visit the website (www.infrastructure.gov.au/scp), or contact my electorate office on 9781 2333.

To receive a ‘project proposal form’, email my office via email (b.billson.mp@aph.gov.au) with the subject line ‘Stronger Communities Programme’, or phone or drop into the office at 20 Davey Street, Frankston. Project proposal forms must be submitted by 12noon on Monday, September 21, to be eligible for consideration.