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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Port Stephens groups encouraged to apply for grants program

Port Stephens-based community groups, P&Cs, sporting clubs, and other not-for-profit groups have been encouraged to apply for the annual Community Building Partnership (CBP) grants program.

Money from the grants can be used for building or renovation projects, or to purchase equipment.

Given the impact of COVID-19 on local not-for-profit organisations, Port Stephens MP Kate Washington is encouraging community groups to apply for funding to kick-start their re-openings and enable services and events to resume.

“Local groups have many wonderful plans and this funding can see projects become reality,” she said.

“Previous grants have been used to kick start the Port Stephens Koala Hospital, the Hawks Nest Bridge Club, Tilligerry Scout’s hall getting solar and batteries, the Wirreanda Public School yarning circle, and an upgrade to Seaham Park.

“I know how difficult it has been for groups to raise money over the past year, so this grant funding could help kick start the projects people have been thinking about during lockdown.”

Application are open until 14 May, with successful projects announced in November. Further details can be found at www.nsw.gov.au/CBP

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