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21 Oct 2021

Money flowing into the Fleurieu as the election looms | The Times, Victor Harbor

Michael Simmons - The Times, Victor Harbor 

The Federal Government is providing $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that community groups in Mayo need and deserve.

Expressions of interest are now open for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme, giving local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects for grants of up to $20,000.

Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC said more funding for Mayo would deliver the infrastructure and equipment our communities need to be successful and grow.

"Our Government continues to deliver for the people of Mayo," Mr McLachlan said.

"This latest funding injection will support up to 20 projects across our communities, supporting jobs and delivering an economic boost to drive our recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This type of investment brings people together by strengthening social connections, building community participation and delivering a brighter and more vibrant future for communities."

The Stronger Communities Program has already supported a number of important projects across Mayo including: Callington Recreation Park - $6685 to purchase an electronic scoreboard, Willunga Bowling Club - $5696 for shade structures, Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club - $5542 to set up a pop-up kitchen, Yankalilla Hockey Club - $4000 to install solar panels, Parawa Progress Association - $2637 to install air-conditioning, Anglican Church Victor Harbor - $3960 for two air conditioners in their community hall.

"I strongly encourage interested organisations to contact my office regarding projects important to them and our community. Grants from $2500 up to $20,000 are available to cover up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, or up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs for local governing bodies," he said.

The government is providing $22.7 million under Round 7 to deliver investment in regional areas.

Through the Stronger Communities Program, the government has provided more than $135 million for projects for community-building and job-creating projects across Australia.

More information is available at business.gov.au/scp

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