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 has allocated up to $1 million each year through a 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 8 applications are now open

Applications for the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund Round 8 opened on Thursday, 12 January 2023 and close on Tuesday, 28 February 2023.

This round will provide up to $2 million in funding for projects that support and enhance the Port of Newcastle, such as tourism facilities, heritage restoration work, community events and smart public facilities.

In this Round, like Round 7 the geographical area for eligible projects has been expanded to increase opportunities for community groups and not for profit organisations to deliver high quality projects, near the Port, to benefit the community. 

Funding of between $50,000 and $500,000 is 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 8.  

Previous rounds have included projects such as:

  • Activating and educating in the Delprat Cottage
  • ‘Art in the Yard’ arts activities for young people 
  • Making Waves program expansion
  • Stockton Community War Memorial Renewal
  • Upgrade of main entrance to clubhouse facility at Stockton Bowling Club
  • Stage 2 – construction of outside function space at Carrington Bowling Club
  • Foreshore Park amenities and changing place
  • Victoria Theatre façade revitalisation
  • 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, since 2014 the NSW Government has allocated 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. In Round Eight up to $2 million will be allocated.

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

Applications for Round 8 of the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund are now open. 

Apply now

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