Published on May 4, 2021

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The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects are now opened.

The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program has awarded more than $362 million to over 16,600 projects.

In 2021, 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 $5000 and $150,000. The average grant awarded is around $20,000.

Eligible projects will be based around the following four major criteria:

  1. Enhancing facilities: the project develops as vibrant, sustainability, and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
  2. Meeting community needs: the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
  3. Increasing community participation: the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
  4. The organisation’s capacity: the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.

As total funding will be divided equally among the state electorates of NSW, applications will be assessed against other proposed projects within the same electorate.

For further information please download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) on the Community Building Partnership website.

Applicants are encouraged to read the 2021 Program Guidelines prior to applying.  Submissions are now open and close on 5:00pm 14 May 2021.