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Two Maitland sporting organisations will receive a total of $110,000, thanks to the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program (CBPP).

All up, local state MP Jenny Aitchison secured $400,000 in funding for 20 projects throughout her electorate.

But, the big winners were the Maitland Hockey Turf Association and Northern Suburbs Maitland Cricket Club Inc, who both garnered $55,000.

The former will purchase a ride-on turf cleaner while the latter is set to welcome a new digital scoreboard at Lorn Park Oval.

Maitland state MP Jenny Aitchison with Gloria Green and John O’Hearn at Popular Hall Millers Forest.

Ms Aitchison said the funds would deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities that would benefit a wide range of organisations across the community.

“This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive community with positive outcomes for sporting and community groups, children and families and charitable organisations,” she explained.

“I congratulate everyone who was successful in their application.

“And, I look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.

“To all of Maitland’s applicants I say a big thank you for taking the time to nominate your project.

“It’s been an extremely challenging year for many organisations.

“There was a strong field of projects submitted.”

The Community Building Partnership Program has funded more than 18,000 projects since it began in 2009.

In 2023, there will again be $400,000 up for grabs in each electorate.

Applications for the 2023 initiative open in May.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

The full list of successful projects in the Maitland electorate for 2022

  • Millers Forest Progress Association Inc – Refurbishment and upgrade for male toilets Millers Forest Community Hall, $13,554
  • Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise Inc – Rotary BBQ trailer, $20,000
  • Lochinvar Public School P&C Assoc Inc – Purchase of a ride-on mower, $10,205
  • Maitland Croquet Club Inc – Upgrade and safety improvements of croquet lawn drainage system, $11,750
  • Maitland Bridge Club Inc – Maitland Bridge Club energy self-sufficiency, $23,249
  • Maitland Football Club – Purchase of a new Husqvarna MZ48 ride-on mower, $10,169
  • Maitland Musical Society – Purchase of sound equipment, $11,700
  • Maitland Eastside Congregations, East Maitland Uniting Church – Kitchen upgrade, $14,440
  • City United District Cricket Club – Upgrade curating equipment, $26,000
  • National Trust of Australia (NSW) – Virtual access to museum and complete kitchen upgrade Brough House, $6,332
  • Tenambit Morpeth District Cricket Club Inc – Tenambit Sports Field new cricket wicket roller, $28,000
  • Maitland and Beyond Family History – Making More Room, $5,931
  • Girl Guides Association (NSW) – Maitland carpet replacement, $12,668
  • Maitland Hockey Turf Association – Ride-on turf cleaner, $55,000
  • Tenambit Sharks FC Inc – Fully monitored publicly accessible defibrillator project, $5,990
  • NSW RFSA on behalf of Maitland Vale/Luskintyre Rural Fire Brigade – Cement pad extension and lockers, $17,340
  • Maitland Tenambit BMX club – Pro gate, $46,000
  • 10 Class Locomotives Ltd – Refurbishment of 10 Class Steam Locomotive – Number 18, $14,645
  • Northern Suburbs Maitland Cricket Club Inc – Lorn Park Oval digital scoreboard, $55,000
  • Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd – PCYC Maitland bathroom upgrade (painting and lights), $12,000

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