Wollongong sport and community groups to share in $300,000 funding grants

23 November 2020

The community group which provided food and care packages to the stranded crew of the Ruby Princess earlier this year is one of the big winners to share in the Wollongong electorate’s $300,000 Community Building Partnership (CBP) grants program for 2020.

The Mission to Seafarers at Port Kembla has been awarded $13,000 to improve air conditioning and storm water drainage at its facility on Darcy Road.

 

A further 20 sporting and community groups have also been awarded funding under the 2020 CBP for a range of projects, including:

 

  • Greenacres Disability Services awarded $7,979 for security fencing ;
  • Fernhill Junior Soccer Club awarded $10,000 for a BBQ upgrade;
  • Wollongong Emergency Family Housing awarded $18,513 for basement conversion;
  • Illawarra Sports Stadium awarded $35,000 to reduce its carbon footprint;
  • Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club awarded $10,896 for installation of new solar equipment;
  • Project Contemporary Artspace awarded $10,050 for gallery lighting;
  • Flagstaff Group awarded $7,687 for lawn maintenance crew;
  • St Vincent de Paul Society awarded $12,098 for a solar project;
  • Wests Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club awarded $35,000 to replace starting platforms at Western Suburbs Swimming Pool and;
  • Wollongong City Council awarded $20,000 for a new shelter as part of the Cringila Hills project.

 

A full list of the successful 2020 CBP Wollongong electorate funding recipients is here.

 

Member for Wollongong, Paul Scully, announcing the funding grants today, said, “One of the best parts of my role as a local MP is working with local community and sporting groups to bring life to long-held dreams of local projects.

 

“So many of our local community and sporting groups spend so much valuable time organising raffles and sausage sizzles to raise funds for projects, which could take years for them to achieve.

 

“I’m very pleased to be able to provide a boost to their incredible fundraising efforts by awarding these grants to local sporting and community groups across the Wollongong electorate”, he said.

 

The Community Building Partnership Program was first established for a NSW Labor Governing in 2010.