2020 Community Building Partnership

Applications Close 12 June 2020

Open to not-for-profit organisations or councils for projects that deliver positive social, environmental or recreational outcomes.

For more information visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/projects/community-building-partnership

The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program has awarded more than $362 million to over 16,600 projects.


In 2021, there is $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $150,000. The average grant awarded is around $20,000.

Projects with contributions from their own, or other sources, will be considered favourably. Local councils, including their section 355 committees, are required to provide matched funding to the CBP grants.

As total funding will be divided equally among the state electorates of NSW, applications will be assessed against other proposed projects within the same electorate.