Up to $200,000 is available for every NSW electoral district for community groups and local councils to invest in community infrastructure.
The Community Building Partnership (CBP) program provides funds for community groups and local councils to invest in community infrastructure throughout NSW.
Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are invited to apply for funding to build and improve community facilities in their local area. Grant funding of $200,000 will be made available for every electoral district with an additional $100,000 for electorates identified with higher unemployment rates.
The criteria and process of application is the same as that for the Community Building Partnership in 2011.
The objectives of the Community Building Partnership program are to:
- Improve local community participation and cohesion through the delivery of social, environmental or recreational services or activities by enhancement of community infrastructure.
- Improve opportunities for people from disadvantaged or otherwise isolated groups to be included in community activities.
Grant funding of $200,000 will be made available for every electoral district with an additional $100,000 for electorates identified with higher unemployment rates.
Applications for the Community Building Partnership program should demonstrate how they will deliver positive results for communities, especially community social, recreational, environmental or employment outcomes. Funded projects will provide community benefits through:
- Construction of new capital works;
- Refurbishment, repairs and maintenance to existing capital facilities; or
- The purchase of capital equipment with a life expectancy of 15+ years that enables the delivery of new or enhanced community services.
The Community Building Partnership program is open to:
- Incorporated, community based not-for-profit organisations.
- NSW local councils (and their Section 355 committees) operating under the Local Government Act (1993).
Applications for the Community Building Partnership will close on 30 October 2012.
Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.
The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.
Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.
Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.
Call us on (03) 9005 6789 or email to discuss further.
We have significant experience in applying for grants. Typical areas where we can be of assistance include:
- Demonstrating the identified need;
- Highlighting the relevance to current government policies and priorities;
- Complete the Project Plan and Budget Projections;
- Identify Outcomes that are measurable;
- Detail the applicant organisation’s experience or expertise in undertaking the project/s;
- Calculating the value for money; and
- Demonstrating capacity to deliver quality outcomes