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The Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, is encouraging local community organisations in Mitchell to submit an expression of interest for funding under the Stronger Communities Programme.
The Stronger Communities Programme, announced in this year’s Budget, will deliver $150,000 for the electorate of Mitchell to fund capital projects which deliver social benefits.
Expressions of Interest are being sought for the grants. Examples of projects which may be funded under the programme include:
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, encouraged community and ex-service organisations to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans.
Alex Hawke said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the military.
“$1 million is available in the second round for projects that build community support and service the unique needs of younger veterans transitioning to civilian life,” Alex Hawke said.
Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the first results from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, with the high quality data-set revealing how has grown and developed over time, said Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP.
“Census data is used by individuals, businesses and governments at all levels to make important decisions and the data from the 2016 Census can be used with confidence.”
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, encourages local Mitchell individuals, workplaces and businesses who have improved the lives of Australians with disability, to submit a nomination for the National Disability Awards before 6 August 2017.
Alex Hawke said the Awards offer a platform to highlight the community’s efforts to help break down barriers for people with disability.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, encourages community groups, organisations and individuals to start their own tree planting projects by applying for grants under Grant Round Three of the 20 Million Trees Program.
The Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Program will see 20 million trees planted across Australia by 2020. Up to $6 million is now available for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 for tree planting projects that will put back threatened bushland and support threatened species.