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Communities Environment Program (CEP) & Stronger Communities Program (SCP) Grants

CEP & SCP grant rounds are now open and both require initial expressions of interest to be submitted through your Federal electorate office.  Each electorate will have $150,000 available for each program and funding of a minimum of $2,500 and up to $20,000 is available. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.

Timeframes vary in each electorate and may be closing soon, so get in touch with your Federal MP as soon as possible if you are considering an application. If your EoI is selected you will then have until 10 October to complete a full application.  

Note: an invitation to submit an application will not guarantee the grant funding, as organisations and projects are required to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the Guidelines.

LVI is happy to provide letters of support for financial member groups and networks submitting in these rounds. Please contact the LVI office on 0392075527 or info@lvi.org.au after speaking with your Federal MP if support is required.


Communities Environment Program
This program may fund up to 100% of eligible expenditure for your project, but additional cash and/or in-kind contributions to the project are strongly encouraged.  Projects must be completed by 31 December 2020.

Types of projects that may be funded:

  • protecting native animals, and supporting recovery of threatened species
  • control of invasive weeds and pest animals
  • seed collection, propagation and planting to increase habitat/linkages, and rehabilitate riverbanks, waterways, wetlands, coasts, and control erosion
  • monitoring flora, fauna, water quality etc, and
  • waste and litter reduction.

For further CEP details go to - https://www.environment.gov.au/cep 

Application information here - https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/communities-environment-program

Stronger Communities Program
This program will only fund up to 50% of eligible project costs, so you will need to provide matching funding. Projects must be completed within six months of your project start date and no later than 30 June 2020.

  • Types of projects that may be suitable for SCP include:
  • upgrade or installation of park furniture including shade/shelters, BBQs, toilet facilities, drinking fountains
  • development or upgrade of bike paths, streetscapes, skate parks or community gardens
  • upgrade of facilities to provide inclusive access.

For further SCP details go to - https://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx

Application information here - https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme.

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