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Stronger Country Communities Fund

Since 2017, the Stronger Country Communities Fund has provided $500 million for more than 1,900 local projects that make regional communities even better places to call home. The Stronger Country Communities Fund continues to deliver grassroots projects that reinvigorate our rural communities in every single Local Government Area in regional NSW.

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Successful applicants for Round Four

The NSW Government has announced the successful projects to receive funding under Round Four of Stronger Country Communities Fund. These 435 projects share the $100 million allocated to improve the lives of people in regional NSW. 

Of the $100 million investment, almost $50 million will be injected into projects supporting female participation in sport.


Unsuccessful feedback sessions

The Department of Regional NSW can provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants and identify future funding opportunities where appropriate.

Program information and resources

Detailed information about the fund can be found in the Program Guidelines below:

The following resources and tools are available to support potential applicants with their submissions:

Previous rounds

In Round One, $100 million was invested to improve community facilities such as town halls, recreation areas, shared paths and playgrounds. Through Round Two, a further $200 million was invested to provide community and sports-related infrastructure. 

In 2019, Round Three provided $100 million for community projects with over fifty percent of funding dedicated to youth related projects including include indoor sports programs, creative arts and culture projects, mentoring and skills training services.

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Stronger Country Communities Fund approved projects – rounds one to three

Stronger Country Communities project success stories

Warren pool with kids jumping in it
Warren pool received an upgrade thanks to a Stronger Country Communities Fund grant.
Mudgee water park
A new water park is keeping kids cool in summer in Mudgee.
Aerial photo of Armidale with autumn trees
Armidale's youth are being supported through a program funded through the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Aerial photo of Inverell
A new youth centre and youth program is providing support for the young people of Inverell.
Little girl at a water park
A $608,000 grant funded the construction of a waterpark in Warren.
Boys using the Narrandera Park basketball court
Funding provided for a new skate park and basketball practice court in Narrandera.
Armidale netball courts
A $600,000 grant funded the resurfacing of these netball courts in Armidale, improving the safety of the surface for players.
Young person in recording studio
A $204,000 grant funded the creation of a music studio which is helping boost skills and confidence of disadvantaged youth.
Kiama AFL amenities building
Thanks to funding through the Stronger Country Communities Fund Kiama Power AFL Club built a new amenities building, improving player change and toilet facilities.

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