BUDGET BOOST FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today welcomed a $100,000 boost for local community projects through the 2014 Community Building Partnership program from the NSW Budget that was handed down last week.
Mr Anderson said this budget boost for the Tamworth electorate will allow even more community groups to apply for grants that benefit the local community by providing positive social, recreational and environmental outcomes.
“Since being elected in 2011 I have been fortunate to support projects that have built, upgraded or enhanced our local community organisations.
“Projects can be all of sizes, whether it’s laying new flooring in the cricket clubhouse or a coat of paint for the walls at the community hall, all projects are encouraged to apply,” Mr Anderson said.
Local projects that have been funded since 2011include:
- Barraba Lions Club multi-court and skate park project-$23,537
- $29,632 for the upgrade of fencing at the North Tamworth Rugby League Club
- Gunnedah Aged Care additional ceiling mounted lifters- $31,680.
- Kootingal Pre-School construction of education and active play equipment-$25,000
- $58,216 for a new community shed at Werris Creek
“This program receives strong interest from community organisations and is very competitive with over 20 community projects receiving funding in 2013.
“The NSW Government understands the importance of supporting regional projects and the boost in the local economy that comes with the project.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is rebuilding NSW by delivering the largest state project agenda in Australian history, a record $61.5 billion over the next four years,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Applicants can apply for the Community Building Partnership Grant at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au