• Application period for round three of the Stronger Communities Programme begins soon
• Grants of $5,000 - $20,000 available to eligible community groups and local government bodies
• Groups can lodge an Expression of Interest with local Member Tim Hammond to improve chance of a successful application
• More than $205,000 worth of successfully funded projects in the federal Perth electorate already
The federal Member for Perth Tim Hammond is inviting all community organisations, sporting clubs and local governments to get ahead of the game and register their interest in the upcoming round of Stronger Communities funding to give themselves the best chance at a successful application.
The application period for the 2017/18 Stronger Communities grant begins mid-2017 and local Member Tim Hammond said completing an Expression of Interest form in advance would allow organisations extra time and assistance throughout the application process.
“I urge any local organisation interested in applying for a grant to fill out an Expression of Interest form on my website,” Mr Hammond said.
“This will help to get the ball rolling on the application process as soon as possible and give groups every chance of presenting the best submission possible.”
Mr Hammond said the Stronger Communities Programme had already delivered more than $205,000 in grants for grass roots community organisations and local government projects within the federal Perth electorate and now was the time to turn attention to the next round of funding.
“These grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 are a fantastic opportunity for community groups in the federal Perth electorate to get the funding assistance they need to complete a long awaited project or take their organisation to another level,” Mr Hammond said.
“We have already seen great success with the Stronger Communities Programme in the federal Perth electorate with organisations including the Perth Soccer Club building two new female change rooms and the Bayswater Sea Scouts who now have the money to expanded their operation with more equipment and storage space.”
Mr Hammond said applicants must be able to match the grant dollar for dollar with cash or in kind contribution to be eligible.
“There are many ways an organisation can fundraise their share of the project and my office is more than happy to provide advice to organisations around the various fundraising options,” Mr Hammond said.
For more information on the Stronger Communities funding and to lodge an Expressions of Interest please visit www.TimHammondmp.com
WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: GARETH THOMAS 0487 254 547