Across the Mornington Peninsula, community groups contribute invaluable support to our local community. Ultimately, they make our precious Peninsula an amazing place to live, work and raise a family. In order to provide the groups in our region with a strong push to take on 2021 with gusto, Health Minister Greg Hunt was pleased to announce on Tuesday, January 19, that Round 6 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme was now open.
This means that there is $150,000 in grants available to support community projects on the Peninsula that will no doubt improve community participation, create bright and viable communities and increase social connections. With grants varying from $2500 to $20,000, the funds will be able to serve the community in a positive manner. In response to the trying year that was 2020, and thus the difficult year that community organisations would have in turn experienced, for this round of grant funding, each project can be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.
As part of this process, Mr Hunt has invited organisations from the Peninsula to apply for funding through the program. Expressions of interest opened on Tuesday, January 19, and will close on Monday, February 22.
Community groups should visit https://www.greghunt.com.au/stronger-communities-programme-expressions-of-interest/