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Increased funding for local community groups

Thanks to the 2021-22 NSW Budget, the Community Building Partnership Program has received a funding injection of $18.6 million to improve local infrastructure and facilities.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, welcomed the announcement from the Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, that funding for the program would increase from $300,000 to $400,000 per year for each electorate.

“All types of community organisations are eligible for these grants. Whether you are a local sporting club or a community volunteer group, these grants allow your organisation to upgrade infrastructure, start a new initiative and everything in between,” Mr Coure said.

“Local sport is the lifeblood of the St George region and this funding will ensure that we can continue to nurture the next generation of sporting champions and community heroes.”

Treasurer Perrottet said the funding would stimulate local economies as our State recovers from the pandemic and expand the Government’s investment in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“This Budget locks in our strong recovery and this funding boost is about building up our communities and supporting them with facilities and infrastructure they can enjoy in the years ahead,” Treasurer Perrottet said.

“Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership program has resulted in more than $362 million going to more than 16,600 projects across the State.”

“This is a great win for individuals and families from across the St George region and throughout NSW and I encourage all eligible organisations to apply,” Mr Coure said.

“Through this program we are providing equal access to funding across all parts of the State to ensure that every community has access to the premier facilities, programs and equipment that they deserve.”

“In our community alone, this program has provided almost $7 million to local organisations since 2009 and the results speak for themselves.”

Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for the grants, with the average grant awarded approximately $20,000.

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