Round Four of Jason Clare’s Stronger Communities Programme is Now Open

Applications for Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Programme are now open.

The Stronger Communities Programme provides grants, between $2,500 and $20,000, to not-for-profit organisations for small capital works projects that improve our local community.

In the past Mr Clare has been able to fund 44 defibrillators to local sporting clubs, upgrade the canteen for Bankstown City Netball Association and Mona Park in Auburn, upgrade the Sefton Skate Rink and a lot more.

Today Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP launched Metro Assist’s new Dress for Work showroom and storage facility, which was funded as part of Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

Dress for Work is a free service that provides professional business attire and support to men from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to attend job interviews and other important appointments. In the last year, Dress for Work has assisted over 1,500 clients.

“Dress for Work is a great local initiative helping men who cannot afford to purchase a suit put their best foot forward to find employment,” Mr Clare said.

“Modelled on the women’s service, ‘Dress for Success’, Dress for Work is the only program of its kind in NSW, and caters for men all across Sydney and beyond.”

Over the past three years, the Blaxland Consultation Committee has approved a total of 37 projects, with $438,925 worth of grants being contributed to projects of local community groups.

Expressions of Interest for Round 4 of funding are now open. For more information please contact my office on 02 9790 2466 or

To be eligible for a Stronger Communities Programme grant, all projects require matched contributions, in cash or in kind.

ISSUED: Thursday, 9 August 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Wassef 02 9790 2466

Authorised by Noah Carroll ALP Canberra