Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund

The NSW Government established the Newcastle Port Community Contribution (NPCC) Fund to support projects that revitalise the Port of Newcastle and surrounding areas.

Newcastle Harbour from the air

 

The NSW Government allocates up to $1 million each year through this competitive, merit-based program to fund projects that benefit the community and make the harbour an even better place to live, work and play.

Grants are provided to projects that benefit the environment, public domain, infrastructure, heritage restoration, activation, smart technology or community.

Since 2014, the NSW Government has invested $6.9 million to support the delivery of 41 projects around the Port of Newcastle which  provide direct benefit to the community of Newcastle and their visitors.

Round Seven applications are now closed

Applications for the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund Round Seven opened on Wednesday, 16 February 2022 and closed on Sunday, 3 April 2022.

Up to $1 million in funding was available under Round Seven for projects that support and enhance the Port of Newcastle, such as tourism facilities, heritage restoration work, community events and smart public facilities.

In Round Seven, the geographical area for eligible projects was expanded to increase opportunities for community groups and not for profit organisations to deliver high quality projects, in close proximity to the Port, to benefit the community. 

Funding of between $10,000 and $500,000 was available for projects that demonstrate an economic, environmental and social benefit, public infrastructure and precinct activation. 
 

Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund map of eligible area

The above map shows the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund eligible project area for Round Seven.  

Program information and resources

Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund Round Seven Program Guidelines
Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund Round Seven Frequently Asked Questions

Information webinar  

To assist eligible applicants to apply for funding in Round Seven, the Department of Regional NSW hosted a free online webinar on Thursday 10 March 2022. The webinar provided an overview of the program and guidance on the eligibility requirements and the application process.  A recording of the webinar is available at the link below:

View webinar recording

Round Seven funded projects

Projects funded through Round Seven include:

  • Activating and educating in the Delprat Cottage (University of Newcastle)
  • ‘Art in the Yard’ arts activities for young people (The Lock Up)
  • Making Waves program expansion (Making Waves Foundation)
  • Stockton Community War Memorial Renewal (Stockton RSL)
  • Upgrade of main entrance to clubhouse facility (Stockton Bowling Club)
  • Stage 2 – construction of outside function space (Carrington Bowling Club)
  • Foreshore Park amenities and changing place (City of Newcastle)
  • Victoria Theatre façade revitalisation (Next Century Development)

Previous rounds have included projects such as:

  • Macquarie Pier Revitalisation Project  
  • Honeysuckle Smart Shelters  
  • Customs House time ball/clock lighting and restoration  
  • Seabin STEM Litter Prevention Workshops  
  • Stockton Norm Bassan Lions Park Memorial  
  • Community Sailing as part of SailFest Newcastle Regatta 2021  
  • Electric Car for Mission to Seafarers Newcastle  
  • Foreshore Park Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playspace  
  • Fortress Newcastle Exhibition (Stage 2)  
  • Throsby Creek Walkway Solar Lighting  
  • Reinstall Sails to William the Fourth project 
  • Cottage Creek North Naturalisation Works 
  • Stories of Our Town 

About the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund

The Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund is a competitive, merit-based program that financially supports projects that revitalise the Port of Newcastle and surrounding areas for the benefit of the community and its visitors.

The Port of Newcastle is Australia’s oldest export port and Novocastrians are justifiably proud of its history. The Port is a central part of this vibrant city, bordered by parks and walkways, culturally significant sites, unique architecture, cafés and restaurants.

To support the vibrancy of the Port, the NSW Government allocates up to $1 million each year to fund projects that benefit the community and make the harbour a preferred place to live, work and play.

Grants are provided to projects that benefit the environment, public domain, infrastructure, heritage restoration, activation, smart technology or community.

Contact us

Regional Development – Hunter and Central Coast
Department of Regional NSW
E: npcc@regional.nsw.gov.au

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