Stronger Communities Grants Round 2

Western Plains Regional Council

Stronger Communities Fund Community Grants Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for Round 2 of Dubbo Regional Council’s Stronger Communities Community Grants Program. A total of $350,000 is available for projects that build more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local communities.

Community groups are invited to apply for up to $50,000 for projects that deliver social, cultural, economic or environmental benefits to the Local Government Area.

To be successful for funding, community projects must meet the following criteria

  • Deliver social, cultural, economic or environmental benefits to local communities
  • Address an identified community priority
  • Be well defined with a clear budget
  • Demonstrate that any ongoing or recurrent costs of the project can be met by the community group once grant funding has been expensed
  • The organisation must demonstrate the capacity to manage funds and deliver the project successfully

The maximum grant allocation available per project nomination is $50,000.

Applications will be assessed by a Fund Assessment Panel established by Council.

The Public Information presentation can be downloaded for more information about the funding process for 2017/2018.

Stronger Community Grant 2017/2018 Public Information Presentation (PDF 804KB)

For more information download the Stronger Communities Grant Guidelines and Application form

Applications close 5pm Friday 26 May 2017.

Download the Stronger Community Fund Guidelines (PDF 4.1MB)

Download the application form (PDF 1.3MB)

About the Stronger Communities Fund

The Stronger Communities Fund is an initiative of the NSW Government which has provided funds to new Councils. Dubbo Regional Council received $10 million. $9 million has been allocated to Major Projects to be delivered by Council over the next three years and $1 million has been allocated to Community Grants across three rounds: $350,000 in 2016/2017, $350,000 in 2017/2018 and $300,000 in 2018/2019.

More information

Stronger Communities Fund Community Grants Round 1

Stronger Communities Fund - Major projects


Karen Roberts
Transitional Project Officer
P 6840 1704

Last Edited: 13 Apr 2017

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