FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George is urging not-for-profit legal entities and local government authorities with an Australian Business Number (ABN) to apply for grants available through the Community Builders Funding Program.

Mr George said the NSW Dept of Community Services (DoCS) was offering grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 to help fund projects that aim to build strength and capacity within communities.

He said the Community Builders Funding Program projects work within communities to enhance their capacity to deal with issues and respond to change.

"To be eligible, projects need to operate in an area covered by the Community Builders Funding Program," he said.

"You will need to identify the community that will be served by your project and, within that community select a priority group that will have an opportunity to participate in your project.

"You will also have to demonstrate that you have consulted within your community and that your project idea is both supported by, and needed within that community."

Applications for funding close 8 December 2010.

For more information about the project or for application forms go to www2.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au or call 02 6683 5696

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577