I have pleasure in advising you that expressions of interest are now open for the 2021 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.
This round has two differences to previous rounds. First, Stronger Communities funding is able to provide up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be capped at 50 per cent of eligible project costs. Secondly, for this round “in kind” expenditure is not to be considered as eligible expenditure.
With no Round in 2020, in 2019 I had the pleasure in supporting 18 projects such as Katherine Regional Arts Studio Office Upgrade, Emu Point Oval Shade Facilities, Acquisition of multi-purpose trailer to carry a 3,500kg water cartage for the Warnbi Aboriginal Corporation, Install a “Big Ass” fan in the Munupi Art Centre Studio and Upgrade of the Mosque at the Islamic Council of Christmas Islandto name a few.
I encourage eligible organisations to consider lodging an Expression of Interest for this programme.
EOI’s close on the Monday 22 February 2021.