Official Media Release

2020 Community Building Partnerships Program Open Monday May 4th

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced applications will open on Monday May 4th for the 2020 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.

“Local sports clubs, charities, schools and museums are just some of the groups that benefit from this 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 $330 million in funding to 15,000 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 4 May 2020 and close at 5pm, Friday 12 June 2020. 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 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: the www.nsw.gov.au/cbp