Official Media Release

2019 Community Building Partnerships Program Now Open

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced applications are now open for the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.

Mr Johnsen said $300,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Upper Hunter, 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.

“Our local sports clubs, charities, schools and museums are just some of the groups that benefit from this popular NSW Government program,” Mr Johnsen 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.”

The Community Building Partnership program has awarded more than $300 million in funding to 13,800 community 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,” Mr Johnsen 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 are open from Monday 2 September and close at 5pm, Friday 27 September 2019. 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 2019 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: the www.nsw.gov.au/cbp