Stronger Country Communities Fund
Since 2017, the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) has provided $660 million for more than 2,530 local projects that make regional communities even better places to call home. The SCCF continues to deliver grassroots projects in every single Local Government Area in regional NSW.
Round 5 successful projects announced
The Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 5 aims to boost the wellbeing of communities in regional areas by providing new or upgraded social and sporting infrastructure, or community programs that have strong local support.
The Deputy Premier has announced 530 successful projects across regional NSW that will share in the $160 million Round 5 of Stronger Country Communities Fund. The projects include upgrades to local parks, sporting fields, community halls and community led programs all which will increase the wellbeing of regional communities.
For details of successful projects and more information including the Program Guidelines, key dates, eligibility criteria and application resources, please visit the Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 5 grants page.
The NSW Government has committed additional funding to support the Stronger Country Communities Fund for the delivery of upgraded social and sporting infrastructure, or community programs across regional NSW.
More information on the next funding round will be made available later in 2023.
Round Four of the Stronger Country Communities Fund delivered $100 million to support 435 projects to improve the lives of people in regional NSW. Almost half the investment went towards projects supporting female participation in sport.
In 2019, Round Three provided $100 million for community projects with over half the total funding dedicated to youth related projects, including include indoor sports programs, creative arts and culture projects, mentoring and skills training services.
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.
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Stronger Country Communities Fund approved projects – rounds one to five
Stronger Country Communities project success stories
The Rock Observatory
University students, school students and tourists can now explore the night sky in The Riverina.
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.
Warren pool upgrade
Mudgee water park
Armidale youth program
Inverell youth program
Warren water park
Armidale netball courts
Southern Youth and Family Services music studio
- General enquiries: Email the Stronger Country Communities Fund team at:
Phone enquiries: 1300 679 673
- Grant management queries: If your enquiry refers to an approved project with an existing funding deed, email the Grants Management Office at email@example.com. Please quote your Application ID in the email subject line
- Branding and signage approvals: For approval to use logos, signs and branding for projects with allocated funding, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review the NSW Government Funding Acknowledgement Guidelines before getting in touch.