The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that improve social, environmental and recreation outcomes, providing the community with participation and inclusion opportunities. With $27.9 million on offer, and a maximum of $300,000 per electorate, the NSW Government looks to improve opportunities for all NSW residents, both in metropolitan and regional areas.
The Community Building Partnership (CBP) program differs to what has been previously offered – click here to view the changes.
What’s new in the CBP 2023 round:
- Projects over $30,000 must have quotes to verify project spending, this is also preferred for all projects under $30,000 but not necessary. Quotes must be of relevant time and location.
- You must provide a detailed and itemised project budget for the full requested amount
- Variations or changes to the project will only be approved in limited circumstances. Please ensure that your project can be delivered in scope and on time.
To be eligible for this program, you must fit one of the following criteria:
- NSW association or non-distributing co-operatives registered with NSW Fair Trading
- Local Aboriginal Land Councils or Indigenous corporations registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
- NSW local councils and their section 355 committees operating under the Local Government Act 1993. Local councils and their section 355 committees are required to provide matched funding to the CBP grant amount awarded
- not-for-profit entities incorporated under an Act of Parliament
- trusts that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
- public companies limited by guarantee.
The application must be submitted through SmartGrants, and under the organisations legal name and ABN (if applicable)
Examples of eligible organisations include:
- Community group incorporated as a NSW Association – e.g. sporting body, multicultural group, community shed
- Community group registered as a NSW Co-operative – e.g. country club, childcare co-op, golf club
- Parents and Citizens Association (P&C Association) incorporated with the Federation of P&C Associations of NSW under the Parents & Citizens Association Act of 1976 No 50
- Aboriginal organisation registered by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) – e.g. preschool, health and welfare corporation
- Public companies limited by guarantee
Organisations cannot apply on behalf of other organisations; these applications will be denied. Individuals and groups of individuals also are ineligible, as well as any for-profit organisations.
CBP will consider funding requests between $5,000 and $150,000 for projects in NSW. Please note that all relevant documentation for each application must be included, and any further documentation is recommended to expedite the application process. The following are some examples of projects that funding can be applied for:
- Construction of new community infrastructure, or refurbishment, repair, and maintenance of existing infrastructure, this includes resurfacing sports courts, installation of shade structures, restoring buildings, accessibility equipment and public announcement systems
- Purchase of vehicles or modification to existing vehicles
- Projects that can be completed prior to 31 August 2025
- Projects must only have one project location per application
- If applications are to be made for both infrastructure and vehicles, these must be done separately with appropriate documentation.
Some of the following are examples of projects that can not be considered for the CBP:
- Projects outside of NSW
- Projects commencing prior to October 27, 2023
- Projects that look to buy land, run workshops, cover operating costs.
- Projects that already utilise other grant programs
- Projects over $30,001 without appropriate documentation
- Any application submitted after the deadline (27th October 2023).
- Any application without a detailed and itemised budget
Whilst there is a lot to consider whether this program is suitable to your organisation, the information above should give a basic outline as to whether there are any upcoming projects for your organisation which could benefit from this scheme.
Applications are open now, and close on the October 27 2023 at 5pm AEST. Click here for more info.