$200,000 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ANNOUNCED

Written on the 16 December 2016 by Kevin Conolly

$200,000 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ANNOUNCED

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly today announced that 10 local organisations would each receive a share of $200,000 total for community projects as part of the NSW Government's 2016 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program, enhancing much needed local facilities.

Mr Conolly is delighted to play a part in delivering this State Government funding. The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

''This grassroots funding will directly benefit our community and will deliver new and much-needed improvements to infrastructure in parks, schools and local community facilities," Mr Conolly said.

The 10 local projects to receive funding from the NSW Government are:

  • Newbury Bulls Soccer Club - $62,500 for upgrading of sports fields lighting at Connor Greasby Park, Stanhope Gardens, to allow night matches to be played.
  • Wildfire Community Hub - $39,000 to assist the construction of a Men's Shed at Worcester Road, Rouse Hill.
  • Blacktown City Council - $29,250 for fencing an off-leash dog area at Ridgeview Reserve, Riverstone.
  • The Rotary Club of The Ponds Inc - $22,000 for shade structure at The Ponds School to protect students with moderate or severe intellectual disabilities from direct sunlight.
  • Cumberland Nepean Softball Association - $17,594 for canteen / office facility upgrades at Stanhope Gardens Softball Park.
  • Riverstone Scout Hall - $10,000 to upgrade hall for disability access.
  • Quakers Hill Little Athletics Centre - $7,645 for floodlight upgrading at Wright Reserve.
  • Quakers Hill Uniting Church - $5,500 for construction of sunsafe play area and safety fencing for young children.
  • Life Education - $4,011 for a mobile Learning Centre Touch Screen supporting Children with Learning Challenges.
  • Glenwood Men's Shed - $2,500 for enhancing the current shed facility.

"I congratulate all these organisations that were successful in their application and I am pleased this funding will help make a positive difference to local community groups," said Mr Conolly.

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2016 program can be found at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au under the 'successful grants' tab.


Author: Kevin Conolly

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