2018 Stronger Communities Programme
Expressions of interest are now open for the 2018 Stronger Communities Programme.
The programme provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small capital projects that improve community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. There is a total of $150,000 available to Lingiari to fund a maximum of 20 projects. Local government agencies, Incorporated not-for-profits and Trustees acting on behalf of a property trust that are responsible for a community asset are eligible to apply.
The project must be located in my electorate of Lingiari and applicants must be able to demonstrate matched funding for the project, in cash or in-kind.
In 2017 I had the pleasure in supporting 13 projects such as improvement of external facilities at the Injalak Arts Centre ($10,000), the MJD Foundation for an aircraft wheelchair lift for Gove Airport ($13,500), Solar Hot Water and CCTV for the St Vincent de Paul in Katherine ($8,500), installation of community BBQ’s for Wagait Council ($15,000) to name a few.
I encourage your organisation to look into the program and complete an Stronger Communities Expression of Interest and return it by the 27th of August if you have a project to be considered.
Please give my offices a call if you have any questions.
Coolalinga – 8983 3129
Alice Springs – 8952 9696
Katherine – 8971 7312