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29 October, 2021

Community funds available

THE federal government is providing a further $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that community groups in Leichhardt need and deserve.

Expressions of interest are now open for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

This will give local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects for grants of up to $20,000.

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said more funding for Leichhardt would deliver the infrastructure and equipment our communities need to be successful and grow.

He said the Stronger Communities Programme had proved very popular in the past and was highly competitive.

“Our government continues to deliver for Cairns and Far North Queensland,” Mr Entsch said.

“This latest funding injection will support up to 20 projects across our communities, supporting jobs and delivering an economic boost to drive our recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This type of investment brings people together by strengthening social connections, building community participation and delivering a brighter and more vibrant future for communities.

“I strongly encourage interested organisations to contact my office regarding projects important to them and our community.

“Grants from $2,500 up to $20,000 are available to cover up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, or up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs for local governing bodies.”

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