2018 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN
Written on the 2 May 2018 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly today announced that applications for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program will open on Monday 7 May 2018, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.
Mr Conolly said $330,000 is available for projects in the Riverstone Electorate, and urged not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.
"This program provides a helping hand to those groups which are working to build community links and enhance the quality of life for local people.
"Local sports clubs, charities, men's sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program," Mr Conolly said.
"The NSW Government has made improving local infrastructure a key priority and our strong economic management allows us to make this investment.
"If your organisation or club needs extra funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities, then I'd strongly encourage you to apply."
The Community Building Partnership program has awarded $275 million in funding to 12,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.
Some of the successful applicants from last year's program are The Ponds Parkrun Course receiving $67,500 for widening of the jogging track along Mallard Drive to allow safer use by joggers; the Pirates Junior Baseball Club receiving $25,615 for scoring tables and spectator seating; and the Glenwood Men's Shed receiving $18,877 for an awning to enhance the current shed facility.
"This is a great opportunity to get the support your community group needs to make real improvements in the places you meet, train or recreate," Mr Conolly said.
"Take the time to prepare and submit your application so you don't miss out."
Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018. Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.
For more information about the NSW Government's 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: the www.nsw.gov.au/cbp
Author: Kevin Conolly
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