Applications now open for community grants in Eden-Monaro

The Albanese Government continues to invest in regional, rural and remote communities, with grants of up to $10,000 available to community groups across Australia.

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities program supports local organisations uplift their communities, following significant disruption from COVID-19.

Local organisations in Eden-Monaro are encouraged to apply for the grants to support liveability, sustainability, and resilience initiatives – from workshops and education programs that will increase community engagement, to equipment and facilities improvements at community hubs. 

The last round, delivered in November, saw 55 local-led projects across the country share in over $470,000 in grants, including two in the Eden-Monaro townships of Bowning and Numeralla.

The Albanese Government has invested $5 million from 2022 to 2024 in the Rebuilding Regional Communities stream of the FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities program.

This is the final round of the Rebuilding Regional Communities stream, and applications close 5pm AEDT 26 February 2024.

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Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister, Catherine King:

“When we back local ideas and invest in local priorities, we get better outcomes in our communities, which is why we funded the Rebuilding Regional Communities stream – which is already investing in projects right across the country under previous rounds.

“These grants support regional, rural and remote organisations to expand their services, and are a key part of the Albanese Government’s continued commitment to activating regional economies.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain:

“Our regional areas are known for their strong sense of community, and we’re committed to strengthening this following the COVID-19 disruption, by improving community facilities and getting engaging workshops and education programs off the ground.

“We saw some fantastic projects supported in Eden-Monaro under this program’s most recent funding round, and grants of up to $10,000 are now on offer to help progress a range of community-led initiatives.

“If you have a great program that brings people together, or manage a shared community space that could use a spruce up, I strongly encourage you to apply.”