SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES IN FLYNN

SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES IN FLYNN

COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

The Morrison Government will invest more than $22 million to deliver practical environmental projects, giving communities new opportunities to protect and care for their local environment.

The Communities Environment Program will provide up to $150,000 to each Federal electorate in 2019-20 for community-led projects that deliver real environmental benefits.

The program is modelled on the Government’s successful Stronger Communities program, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.

The program will fund small-scale projects that deliver outcomes for priorities such as restoring coasts, wetlands, riverbanks and waterways, protecting native animals, reducing waste and litter, and greening local parks and urban areas.

A broad range of organisations will be eligible, including community clubs like Lions Clubs and Rotary Clubs, Indigenous organisations, Landcare groups, schools, and other community and conservation groups.

Download your expression of interest form @ https://www.kenodowd.com.au

Applications Open – Monday 5th August 2019

Expressions of Interest Forms Due – Friday 6th September

Applications Close – Thursday 10th October 2019. Return forms to the Office of Ken O’Dowd.

STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

The Stronger Communities Program supports the Morrison Government’s commitment to delivering social benefits in communities across Australia. Round 5 of the program will provide $22.65 million to fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates.

The program’s intended outcomes are to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs (grant percentage).

The minimum grant amount is $2,500.

The maximum grant amount is $20,000.

Total funding for the project from the Commonwealth cannot exceed 50 per cent of the total eligible project expenditure. Applicants can fund their share of eligible project costs from any source including from state and local government. Their contribution can be either cash or in-kind. Where they provide in-kind contributions, they must calculate the dollar value.

Download your expression of interest form @ https://www.kenodowd.com.au

Key Dates:

Applications Open – Monday 5th August 2019

Expressions of Interest Forms Due – Friday 6th September

Applications Close – Thursday 10th October 2019. Return forms to the Office of Ken O’Dowd.