2019 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 2019.

The program will open from 9am on Monday 2 September, 2019 and applications will close at 5pm on Friday 27 September, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

“There will be funds available in each NSW Electorate, including the Cessnock Electorate and the program is open to local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes” Mr Barr said.

“Local sports clubs, charities, school P&C associations, Men’s Sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that can benefit from the program”.

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.

The program awards grants to the community to invest in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

In 2019, there is a maximum of $300,000 allocated in each electorate.

Applications can only be made via the Community Building Partnership website https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/projects-and-initiatives/community-building-partnership/ where potential applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and the proposed project are eligible.