Community Building Partnerships Grant

Funder:  NSW Government

Grant Background: The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

There is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. Projects with contributions from their own or other sources will be considered favourably.

Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:

  1. Enhancing facilities— the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
  2. Meeting community needs— the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
  3. Increasing community participation— the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
  4. The organisation’s capacity— the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.

$ Available: Grants can be between $2500 and $300,000. Funding requests over the maximum amount will not be considered. As a guide, the average grant awarded is around $20,000.


  • incorporated not-for-profit community organisations
  • NSW local councils (and their section 355 committees)

They can include:

  • charities
  • organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) or Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status
  • cooperatives
  • companies limited by guarantee
  • trusts that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
  • associations
  • Local Aboriginal Land Councils
  • religious organisations
  • organisations established under an Act of Parliament.

 Key Dates: closes 12 June 2020


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application. Good luck, Melanie

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