Stronger Communities Round 7

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia by funding small capital projects in each of the 151 Federal Electorates. The program is part of the government’s 2021-22 budget initiatives focussed on making local economies stronger and boosting community organisations. Round 7 of the program will run through to 31 December 2022.

How Does it Work?

To be eligible you must be invited by your MP to apply and your project must:

  • be a small capital works or capital expenditure project

  • deliver social benefits to your community

  • include eligible activities and eligible expenditure

  • have at least $2,500 in eligible expenditure unless the applicant is a local governing body which requires at least $5,000 in eligible expenditure.

You must complete your project no later than 31 December 2022.

The project and grant amount in your application must be the same as that agreed to and nominated by your MP.

Approvable grant amounts are between $2,500 and $20,000.

Key Dates

  • NOW OPEN - Expressions of Interest

  • 3rd December - Expression of Interests CLOSE​

  • 17th December - Application Process Opens

  • 19th January - Application Process CLOSES​

Expression of Interest Form

Download or print the EOI form below, fill out your details and then email it to or drop in to my office - 10/32 Middle St Cleveland