The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.
In 2020, there is a maximum of $300,000 allocated to each electorate. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $2500 and $300,000– but as a guide, the average grant awarded is around $20,000.
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.
Types of projects that can be funded
As always, we strongly recommend you look at Past Recipients for suitable project ideas — In recent years, Community Organisations and Sporting Clubs within Junee Shire have benefited from previous rounds of this grant (although I don’t recognise any from 2019’s round). Look at Cootamundra Electorate for Junee based recipients in 2015 onwards and at Murrumbidgee Electorate prior to then. It might also be worth looking at the past recipients in the Wagga Wagga, Orange, Goulburn and Bathurst Electorates, all of which border us and have similar demographics and project needs.
The Application lists the following categories that will be considered for funding;
- Amenities block upgrade or replacement
- Awning or pergola
- Bathroom upgrade or replacement
- Capital equipment purchase
- Carpark resurfacing
- Clubhouse or community space extension
- Construction of a new clubhouse or community space
- Court resurfacing
- Disability access improvements
- Displays and Hanging Systems
- Drainage works
- Electrical upgrade
- Guttering repair or replacement
- Kitchen upgrade or replacement
- Office refit/fitout
- Pathways and / or paving
- Playground equipment
- Plumbing works
- Roof repair
- Roof replacement
- Scoreboard repair or replacement
- Security improvements
- Shade and / or Shelters
- Solar Panels
- Sports field lighting
- Sports field resurfacing
- Storage space improvements
- Wall repair or relocation
- Window repair or replacement
Projects including cars, buses, trailers, rescue vehicles, boats or ride-on mowers and any modifications to existing vehicles including trade-ins, will only be considered if they:
- deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes
- promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion
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.
Multiple projects may be submitted by one organisation as SEPERATE applications.
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.
More Information and Apply
Applications open on May 4, 2020 and close on June 12, 2020.