Funding Announced - 2021 Community Building Partnership Program


Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina has today announced the electorate of Ballina has secured $400,000 in funding for a total of 18 projects through the NSW Government's 2021 Community Building Partnership Program.

"Whilst we have all endured a very difficult year I am pleased that I can announce funding for 18 community and volunteer groups today."

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including the replacement of a sea turtle hospital for Australian Seabird Rescue, a multimedia studio for Alstonville High School P&C Association, a disability bathroom conversion for RED Inc., a transporter for Queer Family Inc. and a community garden storage shed for Suffolk Park Community Gardens.

"This is fantastic news for our region, this grassroots funding will directly help create a more resilient and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes," Tamara Smith said.

"I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area."

The Member for Ballina has assisted over 100 community organisations and delivered $2.3 Million in grants through the program since she was elected in 2015.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

In 2022, there is $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Applications for the 2022 Program open in early 2022.
Click here for more information about the NSW Government's Community Building Partnership Program. 

Ballina - Community Building Partnership program 2021 Successful Projects

Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital Ltd: Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital - Wildlife Ambulance - $30,000

Australian Seabird Rescue Inc: Replacement of Sea Turtle Hospital - $80,000

The Northcott Society: Access All Abilities: Hearing Loop for Deaf People in Ballina - $10,000

Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club Inc: Replace deck at Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club - $30,000

Queer Family Inc: Queer Family Participant Transporter - $28,000

Wollongbar Progress Association Inc: Wollongbar Hall Solar System and Hot Water - $12,197

The Pocket Public School P&C Association: Refurbishment of the Pocket Public School Canteen - $12,400

Alstonville High School P&C Association: Multimedia Studio - $75,000

Mullumbimby Community Garden: Sealing in existing Rotunda - $5,000

Tuckombil Landcare Inc: Sharing Native Plant Knowledge - $5,500

Red(Realising Every Dream) Inc: Bathroom Conversion to Fully Accessible Bathroom For People With Disability - $14,000

Ewingsdale Progress and Public Hall Association: Ewingsdale Hall Upgrade to facilities - $6,105

Lennox Community Garden: Construction of raised garden beds - $5,500

Positive Change for Marine Life Ltd: A Community Approach To The Health Of The Brunswick River - $35,000

Suffolk Park Community Garden Inc: Community Garden Storage Shed, Shelter, Reservoir, Raised Beds and Pathways - $20,298

Country Women's Association Of NSW: Replacement of Cupboards in Main Hall - $5,000

Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Inc: Mullum SEED Off grid Solar - $15,000

Bundjalung Tribal Society: Bundjalung Tribal Society Multi-Purpose Facility - $11,000

TOTAL: $400,000