Port Stephens groups encouraged to apply for 2019 Community Building Partnership grants

Port Stephens MP Kate Washington has called on community groups to apply for funding through the 2019 Community Building Partnership grants program.

The annual grant program provides funding to not-for-profit groups including sporting clubs, P&Cs, residents and environment groups.

Grant funding can be used for build or renovate community spaces or to purchase large equipment.

"This grant program is a great opportunity for local groups to get funding for important community projects," Ms Washington said.

"I encourage sporting clubs, P&Cs, residents groups, environment groups and others to apply for funding and bring their local ideas to life.

"In 2018 the successful groups included preschools, P&Cs, surf clubs, sporting clubs and rotary clubs. I'm looking forward to seeing more great projects receive the funding they deserve this year.

"I thank the many volunteers who make our community stronger - this funding is an opportunity to support the great work they do."

Applications for the 2019 round of grant funding closes on Friday, September 27.

Successful applicants of the 2018 funding:

  • Medowie Community Preschool, veranda renovation, $50,000
  • Salamander Bay Rotary Club, upgrade and restoration of George Reserve Park, $35,576
  • Shoal Bay Public School P&C, playground revitalisation, $30,000
  • Tilligerry RSL Sports Club, upgrade golf club tee box area, $30,000
  • Karuah and District Tennis Club, synthetic grass court replacement, $23,453
  • Salt Ash Pony Club, covered Outdoor Area, $21,500
  • Seaham Preschool, revitalising the preschools exterior, $18,953
  • Raymond Terrace Magpies RLFC, change rooms makeover, $16,000
  • Tomaree Community College, community kitchen renovation and flooring, $16,583