THERE’S only a week to go before applications open for the NSW Government’s 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, worth $300,000 for MP Janelle Saffin’s Lismore Electorate.
Ms Saffin, who consistently reminds the Government that the electorate share should be more generous at between $600,000 and $1million, said the $300,000 allocation still gets a lot of good work done in local communities.
“I urge local councils and not-for-profit groups to mark 9am Monday, May 4, 2020 on their calendars, read the program guidelines to check eligibility and then submit an application before the closing date of 5pm sharp, Friday, June 12, 2020,” Ms Saffin said.
“This is how you can deliver projects with worthwhile social, environmental and recreational outcomes.
“Local sporting clubs, charities, schools and museums are just some of the groups that can benefit from this program.
“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.
“This program means that you can support your community group to improve the places where you meet, train or play.”
Ms Saffin said the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program this year will unlock a total of $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across New South Wales.
Since its inception in 2009, the CBPP has awarded more than $330 million in funding to 15,000 community projects.
Applications will be assessed from June until August this year with successful projects announced by Ms Saffin in late November this year.
For more information about the NSW Government’s 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp