The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.
More than $334 million has been awarded to over 15,000 projects through the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program since 2009.
In 2020, there is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $2500 and $300,000. The average grant awarded is around $20,000.
Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:
- Enhancing facilities — the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
- Meeting community needs — the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
- Increasing community participation — the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
- The organisation’s capacity — the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.
- incorporated not-for-profit community organisations
- NSW local councils (and their section 355 committees) operating under the Local Government Act 1993.
Incorporated not-for-profit bodies include organisations that are registered and approved as not-for-profit bodies by NSW Fair Trading.
They can include:
- organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) or Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status
- companies limited by guarantee
- trusts that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
- associations (under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009)
- Local Aboriginal Land Councils
- religious organisations
- organisations established under an Act of Parliament.
CBP supports projects involving the:
- construction of new community infrastructure
- refurbishment, repair and maintenance of existing community infrastructure
- purchase of capital equipment with a minimum individual asset value of more than $2500.
Applications are open now and close 12 June.
For more information, including FAQ’s and links for applications, please see the NSW Government’s website here.