Community Building Partnership Program – grant applications to close soon

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State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP has today encouraged all incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils to apply for funding through the Community Building Partnership program to build and improve facilities in their local community.

“There is just over a week remaining for incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local Councils to submit their funding applications to the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program”, Mr Barr said.
The application period closes online at 5pm on Friday 7 August. Applications submitted after 5pm on this date will not be accepted, so it is strongly encouraged that organisations avoid waiting until the last minute to submit their application.

Applications should be for infrastructure based projects that deliver positive social, recreational or environmental outcomes in the local community through the building or improvement of facilities.

To view a list of successful projects from previous funding rounds, visit

Last year’s recipients from the Cessnock Electorate include: Lodge Paxton – $16,000 to undertake a kitchen update; Branxton District Netball Club – $20,000 to construct netball courts at Miller Park, Branxton; Cessnock Tennis Club Inc – $13,000 to address various lighting issues; Hunter Care Ltd – $4,467.00 to provide security and safety upgrades for the Hunter Life Education Centre; and Kurri Kurri Speedway Club Inc – $8,000 for a new amenities block.

The Community Building Partnership Program, first introduced by the Labor Government in 2009 has provided funding to hundreds of community groups, sporting clubs and councils across NSW to build or upgrade local facilities.

For additional information on the CBP program, including what organisations and projects are eligible to apply, visit or contact the CBP assistance line on 13 77 88.