14 September 2011

An amount of $400,000 will be allocated again to the Lismore Electorate under the 2010 Community Building Partnership Program said The Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George.

Mr George said grants will be open to charities, sporting, social and environmental groups as well as local councils and other incorporated not for profit associations. This program is a vital means of improving community facilities in the region.

The types of projects that will be funded include:

“Many local groups greatly benefited from this program last time and I encourage all those eligible to get in quick and make application,” Mr George said.

“This is about helping communities move essential projects forward and improve the provision of local services.

"The O'Farrell/Stoner Government is allocating $35 million to this initiative which means $300,000 is available for each electoral district.

“An additional $100,000 is available for the 48 electorates with higher levels of unemployment, including Lismore electorate", Mr George said.

“Local jobs and community participation will also flow from projects considered eligible for funding.

“I encourage community organisations and local councils to consider their eligibility for the program.

“The successful projects in will be announced by the Premier in March,” Mr George said.

The 2011 CBP is open for applications for 7 weeks and will close on Monday 31 October.

Projects must be ready to commence by mid-2012 and be completed by the end of June 2013.

Applications can be made online at

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.