Do you have a small capital project or community-building project in Mayo that needs funding?

Applications are now open for Round 5 of the Federal Government's Stronger Communities Program.

The program provides $150,000 to an electorate, offering groups and organisations the opportunity to source grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Expressions of interest must be lodged by 5pm Monday 2nd September 2019. 

All applicants are required to submit an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM  (which includes a summary and costings of their proposed project and any attachments) via email to Rebekha's Grants Officer, Milly Pink at

An independent committee of local community representatives will be set up to assess the expressions of interest and shortlist up to 20 community-led projects among the applications received by the office of Rebekha Sharkie MP.

Successful applications will be announced by the Government through the office of Rebekha Sharkie MP later in the year.

For more information about the Stronger Communities Program, including eligibility criteria and guidelines, please click here.