Applications for the Community Building Partnership programme will open on Monday 27 August.
Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott said the programme funding contributes towards the cost of building important community infrastructure to improve the delivery of community services.
“The Community Building Partnership programme allows for community infrastructure to be built, refurbished or enhanced, making an important impact on the day to day lives of our local communities,” Mr Elliott said.
“In many cases the funds will go to much needed social infrastructure with sporting, youth, cultural and community clubs all benefitting from project funding.
“The programme will also provide jobs for local tradespeople in local communities across NSW.”
A total of $200,000 is available in each electorate, with an additional $100,000 for electorates with relatively higher unemployment. By November, the 2011 census figures will be released to indicate whether your electorate has relatively higher unemployment (and therefore receive an additional $100,000).
In the three years of the program, more than 4,375 grants have been offered to local community organisations and local councils, with over $125 million invested.
Application forms are available at http://www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au
Applications close 30 October.