Funding win for 18 local projects

1st December 2020
Eighteen community, sporting and cultural organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded grants to improve or upgrade their facilities and

Eighteen community, sporting and cultural organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded grants to improve or upgrade their facilities under the 2020 Community Building Partnership scheme.

This year's grants total $300,000.

Community Building Partnership (CBP) grants allow local organisations to build or improve facilities for their members and the communities they serve.

Almost 200 grants totalling more than $4 million collectively have been handed out in the Lake Macquarie electorate since the program began in 2009.

These small projects deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.”

Among the groups which made successful bids this year are Toronto Community Childcare which will receive funds for the installation of solar panels and an upgrade to the centre’s bathroom/nappy change area, and Wangi Scouts which will be able to repair and replace the piers on Wangi Scout Hall.

Lake Macquarie Rowing Club will receive more than $62,000 to refurbish change rooms and toilets while Southlakes Mens’ Shed will receive $9000 to construct awnings off the shed.

A full list of this year’s grant recipients is included below.

If any group wants to know more about next year’s round of grants, please contact my office.

I also run workshops each year which deal with fundraising and the writing of grant applications, so please contact my office if you or your organisation would be interested in attending.”




Project title

Amount Funded


Novacare Community Services

Purchase a battery-assisted Triobike for Morisset chapter


Macquarie Shores Swimming Club

Purchase modular component to complete 8-lane scoreboard


Southlakes Mens Shed

Construct new shade awnings


Newcastle Junior Cricket Association

Upgrade the nets and fencing at Ulinga Park


Macquarie Preschools Cop-operative

Supply and install solar panels on Carey Bay Preschool


Toronto Croquet Club

Purchase of a ‘Billy Goat vacuum’ to clean playing surfaces


Samaritans Foundation

Solar panels for Morisset Supported Independent Living accommodation


Diocese of Newcastle, Trustees of Church Property

Covered access ramp on St Lawrence Hall, Morisset


The Scouts Association of Australia, NSW Branch

Repair and replace piers on Wangi Scout Hall


Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association

Two Pittwater rowing skulls


South Cardiff Football Club

Construction of a wet weather disability pathway


Macquarie Hills Community Preschool

Repair and maintenance of retaining wall


Toronto-Awaba Junior Football Club

New grandstands


Bolton Point Child Care Centre

Supply and install airconditioning


Lake Macquarie Rowing Club

Refurbishment of change rooms and toilets






Boolaroo Speers Point Community Kindergarten



Refurbish kitchen





Toronto Community Child Care Centre

Installation of solar panels


Toronto Community Child Care Centre

Upgrade bathroom/nappy change area


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