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New infrastructure funding now available through the Community Building Partnership program

Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis has announced that applications for funding through the 2016 Community Building Partnership program are now open.
The NSW Government is again committing funds to new infrastructure-based projects that meet a need in the local community.
“These grants are open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profits such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups that are looking to build or refurbish essential facilities for their community,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“Some of the local groups that have previously benefitted from the funding include the Casino Neighbourhood Centre, Coutts Crossing Cougars Football Club, Grafton Hockey Association, New Italy Museum, the Rotary Club of Maclean and many others. This is grassroots funding which directly benefits communities.”
Grant applications must have a minimum value of $2,500 to be eligible for funding under the program.
“If your organisation needs funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities that deliver positive social, recreational, inclusive and environmental outcomes for the community, I encourage you to apply,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“There is a high demand for funds through the program, so please ensure you take the required time and care in preparing your application against the assessment criteria.”
Applications for funding opened on Monday 13 June and close Friday 22 July 2016. For information on who can apply, what projects are eligible for funding and how to apply, please visit
Applications will close at 5pm, Friday 22 July 2016.