Stronger communities programme - a boost for Pearce

Communities in Pearce are set to receive a $150,000 boost from additional funding under the Stronger Communities Programme.

The Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the funding was a 2015 Budget commitment which aimed to support projects in Pearce that deliver social benefits.

“The Coalition Government’s new Stronger Communities Programme will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects in local communities across Australia,” Mr Porter said.

“Pearce will receive funding of $150,000 per year over two years, and I will be consulting closely with eligible organisations to identify high priority projects.

“Between $1,000 and $20,000 will be made available to reputable, not-for-profit organisations for local projects.

“Grants will fund projects that will yield significant social benefits and can be delivered within the two-year lifespan of the programme.

“I look forward to seeing new local projects for a stronger community, and to the people of Pearce benefitting from this programme.

“The 2015 Budget is the next step in the Government’s responsible, long-term economic plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.”

Guidelines for the Programme will be available shortly on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website at www.infrastructure.gov.au.