Member for Ballina Tamara Smith is encouraging community and not-for-profit groups and local councils to apply for funding requests through the 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.
Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch received a grant for a new surf rescue emergency response vehicle from last year's CBP funding. /Photo credit Nicole Ainsworth
CBP grants are available annually for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. Through the program, the NSW Government ensures funding is available to support organisations that think first-and-foremost about the needs of locals.
"Local sports clubs, charities and men’s sheds are just some of the groups that benefit from this program,” Ms Smith said. ”The grants can pay for much-needed improvements to local facilities that promote participation in the local community.”
“If your organisation needs some extra funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities, then I encourage you to take the time to carefully prepare your application.”
The Community Building Partnership program has awarded funding to more than 10,000 valuable community projects since it commenced in 2009.
Applications for funding will be open from Monday 26 June and close on Monday 9 August. Before applying, applicants must read the program guidelines to check that both their organisation and proposed project are eligible.
For more information and to see the types of projects that have gained grants in the past, visit: http://www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au