2020 Community Building Partnership Grants

Applications for 2020 CBP Grants - Open now!

Applications for the 2020 round of the Community Building Partnership Grants opened on 4 May 2020. Assessment will 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

You can see a full list of past successful applications here.

If you would like more information about the application process please feel free to get in touch on 9517 2800 or via jenny.leong@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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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.

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2022.

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 by clicking here.

Applicants must complete one application form for each project location. Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00pm Friday 12 June 2020. 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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