Stronger Communities Programme

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An annual grants program that supports community organisations and their projects.

Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme in Cowan is now closed.


Each round of the Stronger Communities Programme makes up to $150,000 of Commonwealth funding available across the electorate of Cowan. This funding is for small capital projects which improve community participation, and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of our northern suburbs.

If nominated, eligible organisations can receive a grant of between $2,500 and $20,000 for a project. Receiving funding is a two-stage process - first expressions of interest must be sent to Dr Aly's office and considered by the Cowan consultation committee, then approved organisations must apply directly with the Department.

The most recent Stronger Communities Round took expressions of interest between 14 October and 22 November 2021. The Department is now assessing applications from the nominated organisations.


Further information

Please contact Dr Aly's office, by calling 9409 4517 or sending an email to [email protected], with questions about the expression of interest process in Cowan.

Further information about Round 7 of the Programme generally is available at