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What will you do with your community building money?

MP Anoulack Chanthivong at the Macquarie Fields men's shed, which received funding under the community building partnership program

Time to apply for funding: MP Anoulack Chanthivong at the Macquarie Fields men’s shed, which received funding under the community building partnership program last year.

The Men’s Shed in Macquarie Fields used money from the 2017 Community Building Partnership Program to purchase new machinery, erect an awning and construct a new footpath.

What will your community group do if you successfully apply for funding?

State Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong has announced that applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.

Mr Chanthivong said $330,000 was available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Macquarie Fields, and urged local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“Local sports clubs, charities, men’s sheds and scouts or girl guides are just some of the groups the benefit from this program,” Mr Chanthivong said.

“If your organisation or club needs extra funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities, then I’d strongly encourage you to apply.”

The Community Building Partnership program has awarded $275 million in funding to 12,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

“Take the time to prepare and submit your application so you don’t miss out.”

Applications opened on May 7 and close at 5pm on Friday, June 15.

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

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

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