Who can apply

To be eligible to apply for funding, applicants must be one of the following:

  • NSW association or non-distributing co-operatives registered with NSW Fair Trading
  • Local Aboriginal Land Councils or Indigenous corporations registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
  • NSW local councils and their section 355 committees operating under the Local Government Act 1993. Local councils and their section 355 committees are required to provide matched funding to the CBP grant amount awarded
  • not-for-profit entities incorporated under an Act of Parliament
  • trusts that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
  • public companies limited by guarantee.

To be eligible,

  • the application must be submitted through the online system SmartyGrants
  • applicants must have acquitted CBP2019, CBP2020 and CBP2021 projects by 27 October 2023, unless they have an active and approved extension in place to complete the project
  • organisations listed on the ACNC Register must have a current and up-to-date record. Any organisation that has not met ongoing obligations to the ACNC will have funding withheld if the project is successful. Any outstanding issues must be resolved before the CBP project completion deadline, or the grant offer may be withdrawn
  • organisations eligible to apply for funding must apply under its own legal name and ABN (if applicable).

Examples of eligible applicants

This is not an exhaustive list of eligible applicants. It is designed to give applicants an idea of the type of applicants that are eligible to apply for CBP funding.

  • Community group incorporated as a NSW Association – e.g. sporting body, multicultural group, community shed
  • Community group registered as a NSW Co-operative – e.g. country club, childcare co-op, golf club
  • Parents and Citizens Association (P&C Association) incorporated with the Federation of P&C Associations of NSW under the Parents & Citizens Association Act of 1976 No 50
  • Aboriginal organisation registered by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) – e.g. preschool, health and welfare corporation
  • Public companies limited by guarantee