Expressions of interest are now open for the Stronger Communities 2023 programme.
Funding is available for community organisations to undertake projects across Ryan - with a particular focus on delivering social benefits in communities across Australia.
Grants are available between $2500 and $20,000.
These Grants are designed to:
- Encourage and support participation in local projects
- Improve community participation
- Contribute to liveable and viable communities
Who can apply?
To be eligible you must:
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
… and also be one of the following:
An incorporated Not For Profit organisation including:
Incorporated associations, such as:
- Police and Citizen Youth Clubs
- Child care centres
- Surf clubs
- Local aged care bodies
- Parents and Citizens, Parents and Friends groups and equivalent bodies.
- A Commonwealth, state or territory government agency or entity that is a fire service, rural fire service, country fire authority, state emergency service or similar.
- Incorporated associations, such as:
- Non-distributing co-operatives
- Companies limited by guarantee
- Indigenous corporations
- Religious organisations incorporated under legislation.
- An incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community asset or property. You will be required to provide relevant trust documents.
A local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995.
- If you are a local governing body, you must be able to match your share of the funds contributing to the project (at least 50 per cent of total project cost)
Note: your project must be located within the federal electorate of Ryan. (You can find your local electorate at the AEC website.)
If you are an organisation that may not be able to incorporate, including parish churches, rural fire brigades, scout groups, Parents and Citizens Associations (P&C’s) or equivalent bodies, you may be able to nominate an eligible project sponsor - who themselves must meet the above eligibility criteria.
Still not sure if you’re eligible?
You can contact Elizabeth's office on 07 3378 1599 or by email at [email protected] if you would like to discuss the program or your idea with us.
We will be running a drop-in session at our office for folks wanting more information or help completing their application.
Time: 2 - 5pm on Wednesday 15 March
Location: Ryan Electorate Office, 188 Moggill Rd, Taringa
How does it work?
Applications take place in 3 steps:
- Our office will be collecting expressions of interest (EOI) about local projects in the Ryan Electorate
- Elizabeth and a Community Committee will consult the EOI’s and nominate up to 20 projects until the allocated funding is exhausted.
- Nominated projects will be invited to complete an application by the Department through GrantConnect
You can submit an expression of interest here.
What can the funding be used for?
To be eligible your project must:
- be a small capital works or capital expenditure project that delivers social benefits to your community
- be located at an address in the Ryan electorate
- be used in the Ryan electorate if it includes portable equipment
- 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
- have a maximum project cost of $50,000
- be undertaken in the project period and completed no later than 31 December 2023.
A non-exhaustive list is below:
Renovations & Building Costs
Community Green Spaces
Development or upgrade of:
Key Dates to Remember
Grant Round Open - 8 February 2023
Expressions of Interest close - 5pm, 27 March 2023
Closing date of applications - 4pm, 10 May 2023
Our Electorate Office is available to assist, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. Further details and full program guidelines are available here.