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CBP2021 Round application deadline

CBP2021 Round applications are now open.

Submit your completed application by 5pm AEST on Friday 14 May 2021. Do not leave it until the last minute to apply and submit your application. No late applications will be accepted. Late applications due to technical or internet issues will not be accepted.

If you have problems submitting your application, you should contact the helpline on (02) 8753 8144 at least 24 hours before the deadline to seek assistance.

Countdown to closing date


Applications close 5pm AEST, Friday 14 May 2021.

Who should apply


Applicant Eligible
NSW association and non-distributing co-operatives registered with NSW Fair Trading
Local Aboriginal Land Council or Indigenous corporations registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
NSW local councils (and their section 355 committees) operating under the Local Government Act 1993. Must provide evidence of cash matching at the time of application
Not-for-profit entities incorporated under an Act of Parliament
Trusts that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
Public companies limited by guarantee


What you can apply for

CBP will consider funding requests between $5000 and $150,000 for projects involving:

  • capital works including construction of new community infrastructure as well as refurbishment, repair and maintenance of existing community infrastructure
  • purchase of equipment with a minimum individual asset value of more than $5000
  • purchase of vehicle[s] with a minimum individual asset value of more than $5000.

CBP2021 Round process



  • Eligibility check
  • Relative merit assessment


  • Receive notifications
  • Submit EFT form and Funding Deed online before 31 March 2022.


  • No outstanding paperwork
  • Funding Deed exchange
  • Payment processed

Project delivery

  • Take ‘before’ photo(s)
  • Keep invoices and receipts
  • Submit mid-way Progress Report by 29 July 2022


  • Provide sufficient points of evidence
  • Submit a Completion Report online before 30 April 2023
  • Receive project closure notification

Assessment criteria

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

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

Key dates

19 April 2021 Applications open 9am
14 May 2021 Applications close 5pm AEST sharp
May to November Eligibility, assessment and approval process
November 2021 Announcement of successful projects and advice to all applicants
31 March 2023 Project completion deadline

CBP2021 program guidelines

Download the CBP2021 program guidelines.

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