Building Community Partnerships Grant program opens September 2, 2019

Applications will open on Monday for the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

Last year five local organisations - Macksville Country Club, Frank Partridge VC Museum, Stuarts Point Preschool, Macksville HIgh School, Nambucca Marine Rescue - won grant money for projects they entered through this program.

Local member Melinda Pavey said $300,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Oxley, and she urged councils, community organisations 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, schools and museums are just some of the groups that benefit from this terrific grant funding program.

"If your organisation or club needs extra funding for infrastructure, such as playgrounds, court upgrades, sporting equipment or facility refurbishment, then I'd strongly encourage you to apply."

The Community Building Partnership program has awarded more than $300 million in funding to 13,800 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," Mrs Pavey said.

"Take the time to prepare and submit your application so your community group doesn't miss out on a share of $300,000."

Applications are open from Monday, September 2, and close at 5pm, Friday, September 27.

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