Community organisations encouraged to apply for a grant

David Harris with Wyong District Tennis Association members

Applications for the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program are now open, and Member for Wyong, David Harris, is encouraging community organisations in his electorate to apply.

According to Harris, $300,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Wyong, and he’s urging not-for-profit groups and other community organisations to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“Local sports clubs, charities, schools and museums are just some of the groups that benefit from this program.

“If your organisation or club needs extra funding for infrastructure, such as playgrounds, accessible features, equipment or refurbishment, then I’d strongly encourage you to apply,” Harris said.

Successful projects in the Wyong electorate for the 2019 round were: Wyong Creek Public School P&C Association; Trustee of Church Property for the Diocese of Newcastle; We Care Connect; Toukley Neighbourhood Centre; Central Coast Mountain Bike Club; Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW; Wyongah Progress Association; Wyong District Tennis Association; Sunnyfield Wadalba; Wyong Neighbourhood Centre; St Vincent de Paul Society NSW; and, Soldiers Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

The Community Building Partnership program has awarded more than $330M in funding to 15,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

“This program means that you can support your community group to improve the places you meet, train or play.

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

Source:Press release, May 4, 2020 – David Harris MP