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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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:
- Organisations with DGR status, not-for-profit status or benevolent status
- 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.
For more information regarding these grants you can visit the Department of Premier and Cabinet website here and view the following official CBP documents:
Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP has today announced the winners of the 11 projects that were successful in gaining funding through the 2017 NSW Community Building Partnership program. This funding provides financial support for community infrastructure projects to improve the facilities used by a range of organisations and groups within the electorate of Newtown.
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There are many grants, scholarships and other funding opportunities available for residents and organisations within the Electorate of Newtown. If you know of funding opportunities not on our list, please email us at email@example.com with the details.
Public Education Foundation Scholarships
The Public Education Foundation offers a range of scholarships to primary and secondary students in public schools. Details on currently available scholarships can be found here.
Inner West Council Grants
The Inner West Council offers a range of funding opportunities to local residents and organisations, including:
- Community History and Heritage Grants for projects that identify and interpret the Inner West’s historically significant events, places and people.
- Community Wellbeing Grants which support projects which address local issues; promote social justice; enhance wellbeing; strengthen the sustainability and capacity of Inner West Community and foster inclusion and social connection.
- Multicultural Grants Program provides financial support to plan and deliver celebrations of national cultures or national days of cultural significance to local communities across the Inner West.
City of Sydney Grants and Scholarships
The City of Sydney offers a range of funding opportunities to local residents and organisations, including:
- Accommodation grants to give organisations access to community facilities or space within City-owned premises at no charge or at a reduced rate.
- Community services grants to support organisations to deliver community programs or projects.
- Cultural and creative grants to support projects and initiatives that provide opportunities for creative participation and enhance creativity in the public domain.
Community Building Partnerships
NSW Community Building Partnerships support projects that encourage community participation and inclusion. Funds are designated to projects that build or improve community facilities.
Organisations within the Newtown Electorate can find out more about the Partnerships here.
Applications for the 2020 round of Community Building Partnerships (CBP) have closed however dates for the 2021 round will be announced soon. You can find more information on the CBP grant program here.
You can see the successful projects from the 2019 round here.
NSW Government Arts Funding - Arts and Cultural Development Program
The Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) offers direct funding to artists, organisations and arts workers. The program funds everything from multiyear programs and projects to professional development, and across theatre, dance, visual arts and more. Find out more about it and download a copy of the program guidelines here.
Local Sport Grant Program
The Local Sports Grants Program provides $50,000 per NSW electorate for local sport club projects and aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport. There are four project types within the program, these being: Sport Development, Community Sport Events, Sport Access and Facility Development.
Further information about the program, including the program guidelines can be found at here.
Further Funding Opportunities
There are a range of other funding opportunities which may be suitable for your community group. The Parliament of NSW have published these opportunities in a report which can be found here.