The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion. In 2021, there is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. The average grant awarded is around $20,000.
Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $150,000.
Projects with contributions from their own, or other sources, will be considered favourably. Local councils, including their section 355 committees, are required to provide matched funding to the CBP grants.
As total funding will be divided equally among the state electorates of NSW, applications will be assessed against other proposed projects within the same electorate.
CBP will consider funding requests between $5,000 and $150,000 for projects involving:
- capital works including construction of new community infrastructure as well as refurbishment, repair and maintenance of existing community infrastructure
- purchase of equipment with a minimum individual asset value of more than $5,000
- purchase of vehicle[s] with a minimum individual asset value of more than $5,000.
Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:
- Enhancing facilities — the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
- Meeting community needs — the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
- Increasing community participation — the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
- The organisation’s capacity — the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.
Applications close: 14 May 2021.
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