Chisholm Stronger Communities Grant Programme

2017/18 Chisholm Stronger Communities Programme Grants

The 2017/18 Round of the Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) are now open in Chisholm. 

If you would like to submit an Expression of Interest, please fill out the form below and return to the Office of Julia Banks MP. 

What is the Stronger Communities Grant Programme?

The Stronger Communities Programme (SCP)  provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for capital projects. Applications for Round 3 of the Programme are opening soon, and expressions of interest may be submitted to the Office of Julia Banks MP, Federal Member for Chisholm by August 18, 2017.

Rounds one and two of the SCP were very successful, with a wide variety of projects funded across Australia. Successful projects throughout Chisholm included:

-$20,000 to the Surrey Junior Football Club for lighting upgrades

-$5,000 to the Eastern Gymnastics Club for a gymnastic in schools community program

-$15,000 to the Monash SES for replacement of emergency equipment

-$5,000 to the Burwood Neighbourhood House for a gas fire and chairs

Round Three

In the 2017 Budget the Turnbull Government committed $22.5 million for a third round of the Stronger Communities Programme.

Funding of up to $150,000 in Chisholm will be available in 2017-18. Applicants are required to match the SCP grant in cash or in-kind on at least a dollar for dollar basis.

Guidance materials including the Programme Guidelines are available on the www.business.gov.au/scp web page.

Who is eligible?

For information about eligibility, the application process and timelines, please visit the website:


Express Your Interest now:

Chisholm SCP Expression of Interest Form

For more information, contact the Office of Julia Banks MP on 03 9808 3188.

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