Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

New Infrastructure Funding Available From This Month Through The Community Building Partnership Program

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Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP has announced that applications for funding through the 2016 Community Building Partnership program will open this month.

The NSW Government is again committing funds to new infrastructure-based projects that meet a need in the local community.

"These grants are open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profits such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups that are looking to build or refurbish essential facilities for their community,” Mr Henskens said.

"In previous years, the program has helped local government and charities deliver new infrastructure for schools and community groups, and helped pay for much-needed improvements to local sports facilities, parks and clubs. This is grassroots funding which directly benefits communities.”

Grant applications must have a minimum value of $2,500 to be eligible for funding under the program.

“If your organisation needs funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities that deliver positive social, recreational, inclusive and environmental outcomes for the community, I encourage you to apply,” Mr Henskens said.

“There is a high demand for funds through the program, so please ensure you take the required time and care in preparing your application against the assessment criteria.”

Applications for funding will be open from Monday 13 June to Friday 22 July 2016.

For information on who can apply, what projects are eligible for funding and how to apply, please visit

Applications will close at 5pm, Friday 22 July 2016.