Community Building Partnership Program opens May 4 with $300,000 up for grabs

Charlestown MP Jodie Harrison playing cricket.
Charlestown MP Jodie Harrison playing cricket.

Applications will soon open for the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program with up to $300,000 available for projects in each NSW state electorate.

Member for Charlestown Jodie Harrison urged all councils in the region 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," Ms Harrison 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,"Ms Harrison 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, May 4 and close at 5pm on Friday, June 12.

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: