Building stronger communities across Nicholls

Thursday February 9, 2023 

Member for Nicholls, Sam Birrell MP, is calling on community organisations and local governments to submit Expressions Of Interest for Round 8 of the Stronger Communities Program.

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to go towards small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities across Nicholls.

Mr Birrell urged groups to submit their Expressions Of Interest applications which support infrastructure and equipment projects that would benefit the wider community.

“The Stronger Communities program is a fantastic opportunity to help get grass roots community projects off the ground, as well as much needed upgrades,” Mr Birrell said.

“A wide variety of groups have benefited from previous rounds of this program which includes
Tongala Development Group, Kyabram Youth Club and Rushworth Cricket Club.”

Up to 20 projects will be chosen to share in $150,000 which has been allocated to Nicholls.
Mr Birrell said Round 8 aims to support communities to recover from the impacts of recent weather events and current economic pressures.

“Investment in our region is needed more than ever to help our towns bounce back from recent
flooding as well as drive economic growth during these tough times,” Mr Birrell said.

“These cash injections will allow groups to go ahead with much needed upgrades or buy equipment which will have lasting social benefits to residents for generations to come.”

For this round, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs except for local
governing bodies (councils, authorities) where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

The minimum grant amount is $2,500 while the maximum available is $20,000.

The total cost of a project cannot exceed $50,000 and the project must be completed no later than December 31, 2023.

Expressions Of Interest forms can be requested by emailing or in person at the Electorate Office at 426 Wyndham Street Shepparton, Victoria, 3630.

Expressions Of Interest applications close 5pm, March 14, 2023.

Successful applications will be notified to officially apply for the program after this date.

Media Contact:

Media Advisor Federal Member for Nicholls Sam Birrell
Morgan Dyer
0412 832 474