Funding increase for St George community groups

Funding increase for St George community groups

St George community groups are set to benefit from an injection of funds available under the Community Building Partnership Program.

Under 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.

The funding for the program will increase from $300,000 to $400,000 per year for each electorate, Oatley MP Mark Coure said.

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

"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 upgradeinfrastructure, start a new initiative and everything in between," Mr Coure 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, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said.

"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."

Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership program has resulted in more than $362 million going to more than 16,600 projects across the State, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said.

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