Monaro Community Encouraged to Apply for Community Building Partnerships

By Steve Whan

28 September 2023

Member for Monaro, Steve Whan has encouraged community organisations and councils in Monaro to submit applications for this year’s round of the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. 

Steve Whan said “this fantastic program started when I was last the local member and I have seen the great results community organisations can deliver to our community with relatively modest injections of capital funding. 

“More than a decade ago when I was last local member this money went to things like upgrades to Burra and Wamboin community halls, and lighting Cooma netball courts.  The funding produces great results for communities.

“The program invests in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

“I would encourage groups who apply to let me know about their application and the need.”

Since 2009, the program has awarded more than $436 million to more than 19,700 projects across the state, from access ramps for community halls to resurfacing the local sporting grounds.

Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $5000 and $150,000. Grants must be for building, refurbishing or repairing community infrastructure, or for buying freestanding equipment or vehicles.

Each state electorate receives a maximum of $300,000 in funding and applications are assessed against other proposed projects within the same electorate.

Grant applications close Friday, 27 October 2023 at 5pm.

To apply, visit the Community Building Partnership website: