Community Building Partnership 2022

Applications for CBP2022 closed on 10 June 2022.

Important dates

Applications open on Monday 16 May 2022  
Applications close Friday 10 June 2022 at 5pm AEST sharp 
All projects must be completed by 31 March 2024

Due dates for projects 

31 March 2023Submit online EFT Banking Details
31 March 2023Submit online Funding Deed not requiring Development Consent
30 June 2023Submit online Funding Deed requiring Development Consent
31 August 2023

Progress Reports will now be available on SmartyGrants on 17 August 2023 and due for submission by 31 August 2023.

31 March 2024Complete project
30 April 2024Submit online Completion Report

Funding Available

Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program has awarded more than $399 million to over 18,000 projects.  

In 2022, there is a maximum of $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.



The assessment process is competitive. Applications will be assessed in two stages:

  • Stage 1: Eligibility assessment
  • Stage 2: Merit assessment and funding recommendations
  • Stage 3: Independent assurance review 
  • Stage 4: Recommendations submitted for Premier’s consideration 

Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria: 

  • Enhancing facilities: the project develops a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.  
  • Meeting community needs: the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.  
  • Increasing community participation: the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community. 
  • The organisation’s capacity: the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.

For more information on the Assessment process and criteria, please refer to the 2022 Guidelines. 


How to apply

Check your eligibility

Before you start your application, read the


CBP2022 Program Guidelines (PDF 622.02KB)

and Common Questions (PDF 291.11KB). Check that your organisation and project are eligible by using this quick eligibility checker, or download the eligibility checklist (PDF 153.39KB). The organisation checker will ask you a few quick questions to determine if your organisation is eligible to apply for a Community Building Partnership grant.

Prepare your application

Applying for the Community Building Partnership 2022 round is simple. Once you have confirmed that both your project and organisation are eligible, go to the SmartyGrants platform and start your application.

You can also download a copy of the application form from the SmartyGrants website prior to starting your application, which will help you to prepare.

Submit your application

Read through and complete all the application form making sure to fill in each sections. Upload all required supporting documentation and submit your application by Friday 10 June 2022 at 5pm AEST sharp.

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Detailed information about who can apply, the types of projects we fund, eligibility for funding, the assessment process and due dates can be found in the 2022 Guidelines below:

Supporting documents for applicants

Contact Details

Contact the CBP2022 team
Ph: (02) 8753 8144 (during business hours)


Download the CBP2022 Program Guidelines. 

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