Grant Funding Available For Port Stephens Projects

Kate Washington MP presents cheque to members of the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club for their club upgrade.


KATE Washington MP is encouraging local community groups, P&Cs, sporting clubs, and other not-for-profit groups to apply for the annual Community Building Partnership (CBP) grants program.

CBP grant funding can be used for building or renovation projects, or to purchase equipment.

Given the impact of COVID-19 on local not-for-profit organisations, Ms Washington is encouraging community groups to apply for funding to kick-start their re-openings and enable services and events to resume.

“Local groups have many wonderful plans and this funding can see projects become reality,” Ms Washington said.

“Previous grants have been used to kick start the Port Stephens Koala Hospital, the Hawks Nest Bridge Club, Tilligerry Scout’s hall getting solar and batteries, the Wirreanda Public School yarning circle, and an upgrade to Seaham Park.”

“I know how difficult it has been for groups to raise money over the past year, so this grant funding could help kick start the projects people have been thinking about during lockdown.”

Applications are open until 14 May 2021, with successful projects announced in November 2021. Further details can be found at

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