Applications open for community grants

Applications are now open for the 2021 Community Building Partnership program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston said $300,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Hawkesbury, and urged local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

"Local sports clubs, charities, schools and museums are just some of the groups that benefit from this program," Ms Preston said. "If your organisation or club needs extra funding for infrastructure, such as playgrounds, accessible features, equipment or refurbishment, then I'd strongly encourage you to apply."

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston

The Community Building Partnership program has awarded more than $362 million to over 16,600 projects since it commenced in 2009.

"This program means that you can support your community group to improve the places you meet, train or play," Ms Preston said. "Take the time to prepare and submit your application so your community group doesn't miss out on a share of $300,000."

Applications opened on Monday, April 18 and close at 5pm, Friday, May 14. 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 2021 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.