2020 Community Building Partnership Program Applications Now Open

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 2020.

Clayton Barr MP said $300,000 is available for projects in the Electorate of Cessnock. I urge our local councils, community groups and not-for-profits to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“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” said Mr Barr.

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 while promoting community participation and inclusion. Since its commencement in 2009, more than $330 million in funding to over 15,000 community projects across NSW has been funded.

Past recipients of the Community Building Partnership Program across the Electorate of Cessnock include Edgeworth Community Pre School, Cessnock Minor Rugby League, Kearsley Community Sport Association, Branxton Public School P & C, Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Advancement Group, Weston Workers Bears Football Club, Kurri Kurri Girl Guides and many more community groups, not-for-profit organisations and local council facilities.

“It is always great to see funding being injected into our community. I had the pleasure earlier this year to see the upgraded kitchen of the Kurri Kurri Girl Guides Hall. The Guides were successful in gaining $8,262 grant under the Community Building Partnership Program to update their kitchen replacing the old masonite cupboards and storage and kitchen floor and installing a new splash back. These upgrades looked amazing and will allow the Kurri Kurri Girl Guides to continue their great contribution to the local area”

“Take the time to prepare and submit your application on behalf of your community group.”

Applications will open 9am Monday 4 May, 2020 and online applications will close at 5pm on Friday 12 June, 2020. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed projects are eligible.

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/cbp. Successful 2020 applications will be announced in late November 2020.