One of the best parts of my job is supporting local community groups and businesses through grant projects. Every month there are hundreds of local, state and federal grants open to help the thousands of local community groups and businesses across our electorate. These grants can support your work in a range of ways and can assist you in accessing new opportunities.

Since I was elected last year, I have been able to provide over 100 local organisations with financial grants to purchase new furniture, equipment and help upgrade their facilities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for so many local organisations from our creative industries to the cafes and restaurants we love to visit. My grant newsletter outlines a range of COVID-19 grants available but you can also read my small business grants newsletter and creative industries grant newsletters below.

Every month I release a grants newsletter, a detailed document that outlines grants available and more information about applying. You can read my current grants newsletter here

If you decide to apply for a grant, please let me know as my office is more than happy to assist you with your application where we can.

We email our grants newsletter every month, you can join the mailing list by filling in the form below:

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You can read a list of the organisations I have been delighted to support with grants in the last twelve months here:

You can read the August Grants Newsletter here

You can read the Small Business Grant Newsletter here

You can read the Creative Industries Grant Newsletter here

Expressions of interest are now open for Round 6 of the Stronger Communities Programme

The Programme funds small capital works projects for not-for-profit organisations that benefit the local community. Not-for-profit organisations located in the Macnamara electorate are eligible to apply for grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to fund small capital works projects.

Organisations must first submit an expression of interest for their proposed project by the 19th of February 2021. Successful organisations will later be invited to submit their project funding application.

Eligible expenditure for the grant can range from kitchen upgrades to computer equipment. You can find a list of eligible items in the grant opportunity guidelines (Stronger Communities Programme – Round 6 |

Before submitting an expression of interest, please ensure that your organisation and proposed project are eligible for funding by reading the eligibility criteria (Stronger Communities Programme – Round 6 |


Some of the key criteria are:

  • Your organisation be an incorporated not for profit organisation or local governing body with an ABN;
  • Your grant request must be between $2,500 and $20,000;
  • Your project be completed by 31 December 2021.
  • If you have any questions about this programme, please contact the electorate office by calling 03 9534 8126 or sending an email to

Click here to submit an EOI


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