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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Wallsend groups invited to apply for share in $300,000 funding

Applications are now open for the 2021 Community Building Partnership program, which will unlock $300,000 for infrastructure projects across the Wallsend electorate.

And, state MP Sonia Hornery is urging local councils and not-for-profit groups to seek the funds they need to deliver initiatives with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“Sports clubs, charities, schools and museums are just some of the organisations that benefit from this program,” she stated.

“So, if your organisation or club needs extra funding for infrastructure, such as playgrounds, accessible features, equipment or refurbishment, then I would strongly encourage you to apply.

“The Community Building Partnership program means you can support your community group to improve the places you meet, train or play.”

Ms Hornery said last year’s initiative resulted in 17 projects being funded across the electorate.

“Some of the beneficiaries included Hope Street Baptist Care – $21,906 for a new freezer and blast chiller for food services; Minmi Public School P&C – $69,234 to create an rich and stimulating outdoor learning space; Novacare Community Services – $16,049 for purchase of a new battery assisted Triobike; and the Maryland Fletcher Football Club – $6,000 to purchase player and coaches shelters,” she added.

Applications are open from Monday 19 April and close at 5pm on Friday 14 May.

“So, contact my office if you need any help,” Ms Hornery said.

“Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.

“Applications must be done online at www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

“Take the time to prepare and submit your application so your community group doesn’t miss out on a share of $300,000.”

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