Eligible community groups in the Groom electorate are being urged to apply for a share in $150,000 of Australian Government funding, under the latest round of the popular Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).
Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton said the Liberal National Government would provide funding to support up to 20 local community groups, with projects such as extensions of existing buildings, air-conditioning, kitchen upgrades, new equipment, vehicles and trailers.
Mr Hamilton said grants would range from $2,500 to $20,000 and he called on local groups to get in touch with his office to obtain an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
“Time and time again community groups here in group prove themselves to be the beating heart of the region.
“In flood, fire, drought our community groups rise to the occasion and support those in need with a tough time or in advocating for a better region, from the SES and RFS to QCWA Rotary.
“It has been a tough couple of years for community organisations and the SCP is about invigorating communities and supporting our local economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Hamilton said.
“These grants will put funding toward vital community infrastructure projects that will enable people to come together after a year of being apart and build a more vibrant Groom.
Mr Hamilton said this special round, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs except for local government bodies, where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.
Under Round 6 of the Stronger Communities Programme, each federal electorate has received $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, as part of a $22.65 million investment nationwide. For guidelines and additional information, see: www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme.
In order to put forward an application for consideration under SCP Round 6, eligible organisations must contact the Office of Garth Hamilton MP and complete an EOI.