2017 Community Building Partnership Program

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 2017.

Applications for funding open at 9am on Monday 26 June, 2017 and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 9 August, 2017.

“The Program is 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.”

“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 thousands of community groups, sporting clubs and councils across NSW to build or upgrade local facilities.