Community Building Partnership Program Grant 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 2015.

The Program offers grant funding for infrastructure based projects that meet a need in the local community. Applications for funding opened today (Monday 29 June) and will close on Friday 7 August, 2015.

“I would encourage all local incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils to apply for funding to build and improve facilities in their local community”, Mr Barr said.

The Program supports the building, refurbishment or enhancement of community infrastructure facilities that deliver positive social, recreational and environmental outcomes for the community.

Last year’s recipients include: Lodge Paxton – $16,000.00 to undertake a kitchen update; Branxton RSL Sub-Branch – $34,354.00 to update their ageing Hall; Cessnock Tennis Club Inc – $13,000.00 to address various lighting issues; and Kurri Kurri Speedway Club Inc – $8,000.00 for a new amenities block.

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.

The application period closes at 5pm on Friday 7 August, 2015.