Maitland’s community organisations have secured grant funding of $200,000 for a total of 18 projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2016 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program for new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities.
The funding aims to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. Some of the key projects which were successful in receiving a grant include:
Upgrading the fencing to Metford Recreation Reserve to provide a safe and well cared for environment for a number of sporting groups which use the facilities.
Resurfacing the floor of the Maitland Federation Centre, home to the Maitland Mustangs.
Upgrading the lighting at Lochinvar Sporting Complex to improve night training and enabling them to hold night games.
Providing a vehicle for transporting frail aged and NDIS clients to medical appointments and social support activities in the Thornton and Woodberry areas.
The Local Member for Maitland, Jenny Aitchison said she was pleased so many organisations had received State Government funding in the 2016 CBP round, and encouraged organisations which had not been successful to continue applying for grants. Ms Aitchison lists a number of other grant funding opportunities on her website: www.jennyaitchison.com.au.
Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2016 program can be found at: www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au under the ‘successful grants’ tab once recipient organisations are notified.
The successful Projects in the Maitland electorate are listed below.
Quotes from Ms Aitchison
“Congratulations to the 18 organisations that were successful in their application.”
“I’m very pleased this funding will help our local community groups, with their many hard working volunteers, continue to make a positive difference for everyone in Maitland.”
‘’This grassroots funding will directly benefit our community and will deliver new infrastructure for our local community groups, and will help pay for much-needed improvements.”