2020 Community Building Partnership Grants

2020 CBP Grants - Winners announced!

Winners of the 2020 round of the Community Building Partnership Grants were announced in November 2020. Assessment were be made on merit against the project criteria.

In the last few years we have been thrilled to facilitate grant approvals for a range of fantastic community initiatives including technology upgrades at the Seniors Rights Service, building upgrades at the Asylum Seekers Centre, play and learning area upgrades for a number of local public schools and the refurbishment of Redfern's iconic "40,000 Years" Mural

This year a share of $300,000 was provided to the successful applicants below: 

Applicant Project Description Funding
The Twenty Ten Association    Twenty10 On the Move     $25,000
Older Women's Network NSW Inc.     Newtown Wellness Centre Refurbishment     $28,130
Inner West Council     Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre LED Floodlight Upgrade     $15,000
Petersham Bowling Club     Accessibility project stage 1a     $35,000
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre     Increasing digital technology for meeting space     $6,519
The Women's Library Inc.     The Women's Library Painting and Ladder Project     $5,500
Stanmore Public School P&C Association     Stanmore Public School Solar Panel Project  $14,000
Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd     External Sport Court Lighting Upgrade at PCYC South Sydney     $20,000
Camdenville Public School P&C Association     Installation of 35 kW solar system at Camdenville Public School     $17,500
Darlington Public School P&C Association     Darlington Public School - Technology for student and Community connectivity     $8,517
Greek Orthodox Community Child Care Centre     Upgrade Outdoor Environment for 88 place Child Care Centre     $6,000
Inner West Council     Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Solar and Renewables Project  $10,000
Eastern Suburbs Football Association Inc.     Defibrillator package for Sydney Uni SC     $2,500
Bobby Goldsmith Foundation     Purchase new vehicle to support people living with HIV     $12,000
Redfern Legal Centre     Update kitchen     $31,223
Fort st High School P&C Association     Welcome to the Library: Foyer Refurbishment     $23,000
Cyprus Community of NSW Ltd   Upgrade community facilities to comply with current fire regulations    $40,000


2021 CBP Grant program

The CBP 2021 round will open for applications early this year. You can sign up for alerts about the CBP program at www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

If you would like more information about the application process please feel free to get in touch on 9517 2800 or via [email protected]

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. Eligible projects include:

  • construction of new community infrastructure
  • refurbishment / renovation / repair of existing community infrastructure
  • purchase of capital equipment items with a minimum individual asset value of $2,500
  • examples from 2019: client and office space refurbishments, technology upgrades, playground upgrades, kitchen repairs and community transport vehicles

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

Who can apply?

Local Councils and Incorporated not-for-profit bodies and organisations that are registered and approved as not-for-profit bodies by NSW Fair Trading. Generally, this may include:

  • Charities
  • Organisations with DGR status, not-for-profit status or benevolent status
  • Cooperatives
  • Limited by Guarantee / Limited by Shares (non distributing of profits or dividends)
  • Associations (under the Associations Act) which can include P&C's
  • Aboriginal Land Councils
  • Religious Organisations
  • Organisations established under an Act of Parliament

Those not eligible to apply include:

  • Individuals, groups of individuals.
  • Unincorporated organisations.
  • For profit, commercial organisations.
  • Public trusts, due to a recent Australian Charities and Not for profit Commission (ACNC) ruling.
  • State and Federal Government agencies and their entities (including NSW Government schools, Area Health Services and public hospitals). However, these organisations should consider whether they have an incorporated-not-for-profit body (such as a P&C Association or hospital auxiliary) that may be eligible to apply for funding.
  • organisations with two or more un-acquitted CBP projects from CBP 2017–18. Eligibility will be assessed based on CBP 2017–18 acquittal paperwork received by the CBP team on or before 12 June 2020.

How are applications assessed?

Grants applications will be assessed competitively on merit against the Project Assessment Criteria with other projects in the Newtown Electorate.

How to apply?

Applications are made online when they open in early 2021. You can sign up for alerts about the CBP program at www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

Applicants must complete one application form for each project location. No late applications will be accepted.

Important Reading

For more information regarding these grants you can visit the Department of Premier and Cabinet website here and view the following official CBP documents:

Guidance Notes


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