The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion. More than $300 million has been awarded to over 13,800 projects through the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program since 2009.
In 2019, there is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $2,500 and $300,000. As a guide, the average grant awarded is around $20,000.
“I have had the pleasure of announcing many CBP grants successfully applied for throughout the Orange electorate which benefit many people throughout our communities.
I would encourage your club, group or organisation to apply,” said Phil Donato, Member for Orange.
Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:
• Enhancing facilities: the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
• Meeting community needs: the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
• Increasing community participation: the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
• The organisation’s capacity: the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.
Applications are now open and close on 27th September at 5pm. The announcement of successful projects will take place in late March 2020. For more information visit www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/projectsand-initiatives/community-building-partnership/