Community building partnership

The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects.

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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.

Round status and information


Round Application status Project completion date Download
CBP2021 Closed March 2023 CBP2021 Program Guidelines
CBP2020 Closed March 2022 CBP2020 Program Guidelines
CBP2019 Closed October 2021 CBP2019 Program Guidelines

How to apply

Complete an online application form during an open round.

For detailed instructions, refer to the program guidelines.

Your obligations

Successful applicants are required to submit documentation via SmartyGrants before the due dates for each round.  Find further information on how to claim funding.

It’s the responsibility of the grant recipient to keep the CBP team up to date with any change in contact information.

Find information about the Reporting and Closures process for your successful project.

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Sign up for alerts about the Community Building Partnership program.


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Contact us

Contact the Community Building Partnership team.

Successful grants

Find community projects that were successful in receiving CBP grant funding in the last three rounds.

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