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Stronger Communities Program a boost for Knox

12-May-2015

Stronger Communities Program a boost for Knox

Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, said Knox has received a significant boost in the 2015 Budget.

“The Coalition Government’s new Stronger Communities Programme will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects in local communities,” Mr Tudge said.

“Our community will receive funding of $150,000 per year for two years, to support projects that deliver social benefits.

“I will be consulting closely with eligible organisations in Knox to identify high‑priority projects,” Mr Tudge said.

“Between $5,000 and $20,000 will be made available to reputable, not-for-profit organisations for local projects.

“Grants will fund projects that will yield significant social benefits and can be delivered within the two-year lifespan of the programme.

“I look forward to seeing new local projects for a stronger community, and to Knox residents benefitting from this programme.

“The 2015 Budget is the next step in the Government’s responsible, long-term economic plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.”

Guidelines for the Programme will be available shortly on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website at www.infrastructure.gov.au.

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