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.

Children enjoying a game at the local Grenfell Soccer Club.
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Applications for Round 5 are now closed

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.

Details of successful projects will be published soon.

For more information including the Program Guidelines, key dates, eligibility criteria and application resources, please visit the Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 5 grants page.

Previous rounds

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 four 

Stronger Country Communities project success stories

Stars in the night sky magnified through a powerful telescope

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 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.

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