Stronger Communities Programme

Expressions of interest for Round 6 of the Stronger Communities Programme are now open!

Up to $150,000 of Commonwealth funding is available in Cowan for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of our northern suburbs.

Organisations can receive a grant of between $2,500 and $20,000 for a project. For Round 6 of the Programme, the Commonwealth has waived the usual requirement for funding to be matched (for most organisations) - the grant can therefore contribute up to 100% of the total project cost.

Take a look at the Programme’s fact sheet and guidelines to see if your organisation might be eligible! Any eligible organisation in Cowan can submit an expression of interest to Dr Aly's office - once approved by the consultation committee (made up of Dr Aly and local community members), organisations will be invited to apply for funding with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Further information about the Programme is available at

To submit an expression of interest, please complete the fillable PDF form and send it to [email protected] by Sunday 28 February 2021.