Official Media Release

Funding Announced for Upper Hunter in the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced that $108,781 in funding through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program has been secured for organisations in the Upper Hunter Shire.

“The NSW Government’s strong economic management ensures we are in a position to invest in these important local projects.

“This is fantastic news for the Upper Hunter Shire, and this grassroots funding will directly help to create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and/or recreational outcomes for our local area,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“I congratulate all our local organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

The list of successful projects in the Upper Hunter Shire for 2018 are:

  • Merriwa P&C Association $12,472
  • Aberdeen Men’s Shed $13,940
  • King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge Inc. $20,000
  • Murrurundi Golf Club $19,800
  • Upper Hunter Men’s Shed $ 2,569
  • Aberdeen Preschool Assoc Inc. $20,000
  • Woolooma Sport & Recreation Club Inc. $20,000

The Community Building Partnership program has funded some 13,800 community projects since it commenced nearly a decade ago.

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit