Eden-Monaro's 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 small capital projects that delivers social benefits for local communities.


Process overview


Review criteria -here

Complete a short expression of interest if your organisation fits the criteria - here

Submit the expression of interest by the 29th of August.

The Community Consultation Committee will review your application.

If approved you will be invited to make a submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (The Department).

The Department will make the final decision regarding the grant money; Dr Kelly will advise groups regarding the outcome of their application.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Please contact 6284 2442 or email mike.kelly.mp@aph.gov.au



Arts Grants


Visions of Australia Grants

The Visions of Australia regional exhibtion program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia

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Regional Arts Fund

The Regional Arts Fund id an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The program is managed by Regional Arts Australia and organisations in each state and territory. 

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Australian Council for the Arts

The grant program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity. Expert, arms-length peer assessment of artistic merit and excellence is central to grant decision making at the Australia Council of the arts. 

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Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund

The Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and divers Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessable. 

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Community Grants

Small Grants for Rural Communities

The Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program, opening twice per year.

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Funding is available under three separate categories:

1. Support community welfare and social services, community development, employment assistance activities, community health services, and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvanatged people.

2. Is a state-wide fund that support large-scale community infrastructure projects. Grants are available for sport, emergency and disaster relief, and arts and culture infrastructure. 

3. Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects. Grants are available for sport, emergency and disaster relief, and arts and cultura infrastructure.

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Multicultural NSW Grants Program

The Multicultural NSW Grants Program invests in community projects and activities that foster community engagement, build community harmony and social cohesion and celebrate the uniques riches of our cultural diverse state. 

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Sports Grants

Local Sport Grant Program

The program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and activie recreation. 

There are four project types within the Program.

1. Sport development

2. Community Sport Events

3. Sport Access

4. Facility Development

Applicants will be required to identify the type of project for which they are applying as different information is required for each project type. An organisation may apply for more than one project but must register separate projects for different project types. An organisation may apply only for one project under each project type.

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Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Regional Sports Infrastrucutre Fund will foster the benefits of sport in communities. This fund will invest in new and existing venues to improve the participation and performance in sports at all levels.

The NSW Government is determined to ensure regions remain vibrant communities. The Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund will ensure that NSW has a network of spaces and places that enable quality sport and active recreation participation and performance at all level. 

The fund objectives are to:

1. increase the number and type of regional sporting facilities

2. improve the standard of existing regional sporting facilities

3. increase participation oppotunities in sport

4. provide infrastructure that enables economic growth and boost productivity.

This fund targets investments over $1 million. 

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