State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP has announced that the NSW Government will once again conduct the Community Building Partnership Program in 2016.
Applications for funding open today (Monday 13 June) and will close on Friday 22 July, 2016.
“These grants are open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profits such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups that are looking to build or refurbish essential facilities for their community,” Mr Barr said.
“In previous years, the Program has helped local government and charities deliver new infrastructure for schools and community groups, and helped pay for much-needed improvements to local sports facilities, parks and clubs. This is grassroots funding which directly benefits communities.”
Grant applications must have a minimum value of $2,500 to be eligible for funding under the Program.
“If your organisation needs funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities that deliver positive social, recreational, inclusive and environmental outcomes for the community, I encourage you to apply,” Mr Barr said.
“There is a high demand for funds through the Program, so please ensure you take the required time and care in preparing your application against the assessment criteria.”
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.
Applications can only be made via the Community Building Partnership website www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au, where potential applicants can obtain additional information regarding the Program and the types of projects that are eligible to apply for funding.
Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 22 July 2016.