There are many things that make up a community. It can be events such as weekend sport, monthly markets, swimming clubs or walking groups and places such as museums, clubhouses, public gardens, showgrounds and schools. Often these events or locations need an extra boost to continue, which is why the Government has set up the Stronger Communities Program.
The Stronger Communities Program round of funding was released this month and many locations across the state have received a share in the $45 million available for upgrades, extensions and in some cases, completely new facilities.
Towns that have recently benefited from the Program include Cundletown, Boggabilla, Camden Haven, Maclean, Taree, Old Bar, Black Head, Warialda and Eumungerie.
Funding amounts from $5,000 to $20,000 have been made available to assist community organisations from tennis clubs in Kendall to museums in the Manning Valley. These upgrades allow organisations to extend their facilities and abilities to better serve their community.
Applications for the second round of funding will close at the end of April. For more information on the Stronger Communities Program, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp/.