Funder: NSW – Business
Grant Background: The Stronger Country Communities Fund was established in 2017 by the NSW Government to help deliver local projects to regional communities. The objective of the fund is to provide projects that improve the lives of people who live in regional areas.
The objectives of the fund are:
- to boost the liveability of communities in regional areas by providing new or upgraded social and sporting infrastructure or community programs that have strong local support
- to provide programs and infrastructure that enhance opportunities for young people to be work ready and thrive in regional NSW.
There is a total of $100 million available in Round Three, including at least $50 million for projects that improve the lives of young people (12-24 years old). The remaining funding can be provided for other local community and sporting infrastructure, street beautification, and community programs and events. Funds will be split across regional NSW according to a funding formula based on population and the cost of construction in each Local Government Area.