Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, today announced the successful Round 2 applicants under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

The Stronger Communities programme funds small capital projects in local communities with funding of $150,000 per electorate per year.  The project runs for two years commencing 2015-16 with grants between $5,000 and $20,000 available – all applicants need to confirm matched funding in cash and/or in-kind on at least a dollar for dollar basis.

Mr Fitzgibbon said that the community grants would be a big help to these local community groups.

“I know how hard it is for local groups to fundraise to upgrade facilities and replace items.  It can take months and years for volunteers in small organisations to raise this type of money for capital works projects,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

“I congratulate and thank all of the organisations for their quality submissions,” he said.

The successful applications under Round 2 for the Hunter electorate are:
 Glendon Brook Hall    - $15,000
 Lions Club of Muswellbrook - $15,263
 Singleton Men’s Shed - $9,908
 Denman Little Athletics - $10,000
 Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre - $20,000
 Maitland Men’s Shed - $8,000

(Further Round 2 announcements will be made once the Department has assessed all applicants.)

Round 1 successful applicants:
    Bucketty and District Fire Brigade – $6,000
    Bellbird Community Hall upgrade - $10,000
 Cessnock Multipurpose Centre - $17,805
 Kurri Kurri Tennis Club - $20,000
 Laguna Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade - $6,363
 Lake Liddell Recreation Area - $5,000
 Maitland Hockey Turf Association - $15,000
 Muswellbrook Squash Courts - $15,000
 Singleton Neighbourhood Centre - $20,000
 Weston Bears Football Club - $20,000


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