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Community Building Partnership

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Applications now open!

Applications for the 2016 Community Building Partnership program are now open!

Applications will be open for six weeks, and will close strictly at 5:00pm on Friday 22 July 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Click here to complete the online application form.

The NSW Government is pleased to announce that the Community Building Partnership program will be conducted again in 2016.

Applications for the 2016 Community Building Partnership program will open on Monday 13 June 2016 and close at 5pm on Friday 22 July 2016.

Applications must be submitted through the online application system.

Applications will be assessed on merit against the project criteria. Applicants may wish to prepare an application prior to the application period. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the following documents to assist in the preparation of the application and ensure their project proposals meet the guidelines of the program:

Please check the timetable for further information regarding the program schedule.

General Criteria

Applicants should demonstrate how their project will benefit their local community through the building or improvement of facilities to deliver positive social, recreational or environmental outcomes.

Applications from local councils require a commitment of matching cash funding by the council.

Projects should be ready to commence by early 2017 and be completed before the end of March 2018.

Who can apply?

Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils.

What are the grants for?

To fund the building and improvement of local community facilities.

Community infrastructure projects which are intended to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC 2014 - 2018 may be submitted.

How do I apply?

Applications must be made online during the application period. Late applications will not be accepted.

How are applications assessed?

Grants applications will be assessed competitively on merit against the Project Assessment Criteria with other projects in the State electoral district.

What has been funded previously?

Click here to view information on previous grants.

Information and Applications

Information for applicants will be available on the Community Building Partnership website and from your local State Member of Parliament during the application period.

If your organisation relies on volunteers, you may wish to consider signing up to the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers.

Important Notice – outstanding grant payments

Please note that due to recent changes to the CBP program, we may withhold the payment of unpaid grant funds if your organisation has any outstanding or incomplete projects from previous CBP funding rounds. If you are unable to complete previous projects due to circumstances outside of your control, please advise the CBP team of the project details and status in writing so that an exemption can be considered.

If your projects funded in earlier funding rounds are not yet acquitted and closed, but have been completed, please ensure that you have provided a Completion Report and Acquittal Statement with supporting evidence to the CBP program.

Should you require further information please contact the Community Building Partnership team at: cbpinfo@facs.nsw.gov.au.