Grant Assistance Sessions

The next round of Community Building Partnership Grants opens 9 am Monday 2 September and closes 5 pm Friday 27 September 2019. Extensions are not available.

To support Groups or Scout Formations interested in applying for a grant, before the next round of applications opens we will be holding three briefings via teleconference at the following times:

  • 8pm – 9:30 pm Thursday 15 August
  • 12 noon – 1:30 pm Sunday 18 August
  • 8pm – 9:30 pm Sunday 18 August.

During this teleconference you will receive a detailed briefing about the grant program, and handy tips for what to do and not to do. There will be lots of time available for you to ask questions and to seek clarification on aspects of the grant program.

Importantly, for those intending to lodge an application, we can provide you with a partially completed form. It will include all the information relating to Scouts NSW (ABN number, State Office address, etc). All you will need to do is add details of your project.

If you are interested in attending one of the three teleconferences will need to register by completing the online form linked below:

The Community Building Partnership program is one of the best grants available for Scout Groups to assist with repairs and renovations to our buildings, and for capital equipment. We invite you to take up this opportunity and we will support you as much as we can to position you for success.

To Learn More about the Community Building Partnership Grants

We are eligible to apply for grants between $2,500 and $330,000. The average grant awarded to Scouts is in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. Typically, they are for new kitchens, new ceilings and roof repairs. It is also possible to seek funds to purchase capital equipment with a minimum individual asset value of more than $2,500.

Most proposals will require quotes, and Groups/Formations will need time to obtain them. This is why we are offering the briefings ahead of the new round opening on 2 September. It is also important to engage with your local State MP before applications open.-ideally, invite him/her to your hall/campground if feasible.

Further details of the Community Building Partnership Grants can be found at:
This is where the guidelines will be published on Monday 2 September. If you would like to familiarise yourself with the general program guidelines, you can access the 2018 round information on this link, noting there may be some changes for the 2019 round

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