Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has welcomed news that the Community Building Partnership program has opened for 2023, which provides grant funding for infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.
Since 2009, the program has awarded more than $436 million to more than 19,700 projects across the state, including 23 projects receiving a combined $400,000 in CBP funding across the Terrigal Electorate in 2022.
“I want to strongly encourage local organisations to apply for the 2023 Community Building Partnership grant program which provides vital support to the community and not-for-profit organisations in my Electorate.”
$300,000 is on offer in 2023 to eligible incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils in the Terrigal electorate to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $150,000.
“Whether it be funding for tennis court resurfacing or restoration and accessibility improvements for a community hall, the Community Building Partnership grant program is here to provide direct investment into our local community infrastructure.” said Mr Crouch.
While Mr Crouch welcomed the announcement of the 2023 Community Building Partnership Program, he criticised the Minns Government for reducing the amount of funding available to local organisations across the state.
“Sadly, we have seen a reduction of $100,000 in funding for electorates across NSW, which means the Central Coast will be $500,000 worse off this time around.”
“Despite this reduction, I still strongly encourage community organisations to start their applications before the close off date of October 27.”
Applications for the Community Building Partnership program open on Monday, 2 October 2023, and close on Friday 27 October 2023 at 5:00pm.
Projects must be for building, refurbishing, or repairing community infrastructure, or for buying freestanding equipment or vehicles.
For more information, including applying for the grant program, visit nsw.gov.au/cbp