OPINION

Campbelltown Matters with Greg Warren: Community Building Partnership grants applications are open again

Namut Early Learning Centre, Campbelltown.
Namut Early Learning Centre, Campbelltown.
Rosemeadow secured a grant of more than $50,000 for a catering food truck.

Rosemeadow secured a grant of more than $50,000 for a catering food truck.

It's that time of year where Community Building Partnership grants applications are open again.

In short, not-for-profit groups in Campbelltown can apply for between $5000 and $150,000 in funding for projects that benefit our community.

In Campbelltown and the wider Macarthur, we are famous for digging deep into our pockets to help others out.

But the Community Building Partnership grants are an opportunity to not-for-profit groups to secure grants from a $300,000 funding pool.

I have seen just how much the grants have helped our community since I was first elected as the Member for Campbelltown in 2015.

The grants have helped schools like Ambarvale Public School undertake much needed repairs or the halls.

A bit further south, Rosemeadow Public School also benefited from a grant of more than $50,000 which went towards a catering trailor that has been used at various events throughout the entire Campbelltown community.

Various sporting groups including: the Campbelltown Westerners Cricket Club, Campbelltown Harlequins Rugby Club, Campbelltown Ghosts Baseball Club, Bradbury Cricket Club and Rise Football Club have also been big beneficiaries.

Last year St Vincent de Paul received more than $11,000 to kick start their Campbelltown Solar Project while Macarthur Heights Community Group received $40,000 for a playground and exercise equipment at Main Ridge Park.

A $30,000 grant was secured for Ambarvale Public School P&C to upgrade their hall.

A $30,000 grant was secured for Ambarvale Public School P&C to upgrade their hall.

A lot of community organisations do it tough in terms of fundraising, but grants like this are a great way to obtain funding for important projects.

Applications close Friday, May 14 at 5pm.

If you need any further information on the 2021 Community Building Partnership grants, visit nsw.gov.au/projects/community-building-partnership or call my office on 4625 3344.