LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.
Ms Saffin said the NSW Government’s popular small grants program, applications for which open today (Monday, 16 May), is a proud Labor initiative which has led to $399 million being invested in over 18,000 projects since 2009.
“Our Electorate of Lismore has had to deal with floods, COVID-19 and bushfires in recent years, which is why I believe the electorate allocation should be increased to $1million for flood-affected electorates on the Northern Rivers,” Ms Saffin said.
“I have consistently argued the case for a more generous allocation for all electorates in New South Wales to ensure more worthy projects can be funded.”
Ms Saffin said it’s great to have an annual program designed to help local communities to deliver community infrastructure projects.
“Community halls were among the beneficiaries last year but each year the list of successful projects is as diverse as our wonderful region,” Ms Saffin said.
“Wherever possible, I like to see the grants spread across the local government areas of Lismore City, Kyogle, Tweed Shire and Tenterfield Shire.”
Applicants should read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet strongly advises applicants not to leave the lodgement of applications until the last minute.
Applications for the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program open from today (Monday 16 May 2022) and close at 5pm, Friday 10 June 2022.
This year the program is unlocking $37.2 million in funding state-wide. For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/cbp