CBP Grant: Upgrade Your Drinking Water Stations

Civiq Aquafil Pulse enjoying by Model Farms High School Students

Community Building Partnership 2022

CBP Grants available to upgrade your drinking water stations

Do you think your community’s drinking water stations could do with some improvement? Not sure if your current budget could cover all upgrades required?  

Keep reading. We have details on what the government of the CBP Grant NSW has made available in 2022  below.  

Model Farms High School upgraded their drinking water facilities after a successful grant application in 2021
Model Farms High School upgraded their drinking water facilities after a successful grant application.

Funding will be made available for NSW communities wanting to upgrade their drinking water facilities. 

The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes, while also promoting community participation, inclusion, and cohesion. 

Upgrading your infrastructure and providing easy access to fresh and clean drinking water is part of this investment. This means that you could be eligible for a CBP grant.  

To discover more, and to check if you are eligible, please see this handy Application Eligibility Checklist. Keep reading to find out more on how to apply. 

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Student at Model Farms High School posting with Civiq Aquafil Hydrobank Hydration Station
Model Farms High School was a 2021 Grant Recipient

Details of funding available for drinking water facilities 

Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program has awarded more than $399 million to over 18,000 projects.   

In 2022, there is a maximum of $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $150,000. The average grant awarded is around $20,000.   

Projects with contributions from their own, or other sources, will be considered favourably. Local councils, including their section 355 committees, are required to provide matched funding to the CBP grants.   

As total funding will be divided equally among the state electorates of NSW, applications will be assessed against other proposed projects within the same electorate. 

Civiq Aquafil Hydrobank Drinking Fountain and Water Refilling Station
Model Farms High School upgraded their drinking water facilities after a successful grant application.

Assessment of your drinking water projects eligibility

Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:  

  • Enhancing facilities: the project develops a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.   
  • Meeting community needs: the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.   
  • Increasing community participation: the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.  
  • The organisation’s capacity: the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope. 

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Model Farms High School Students using their Aquafil drinking fountain and water refilling station
Model Farms High School was a 2021 CBP Grant Recipient

How to apply for the CBP Grant to upgrade your drinking water stations

Check your eligibility 

Before you start your application, read the  CBP2022 Program Guidelines (PDF, 622.02 KB) and Common Questions (PDF, 291.11 KB). Check that your organisation and project are eligible by using this quick eligibility checker, or download the eligibility checklist (PDF, 152.04 KB). The organisation checker will ask you a few quick questions to determine if your organisation is eligible to apply for a Community Building Partnership grant. 

Prepare your application 

Applying for the Community Building Partnership 2022 round is simple. Once you have confirmed that both your project and organisation are eligible, go to the SmartyGrants platform launch and start your application. 

You can also download a copy of the application form from the SmartyGrants website prior to starting your application, which will help you to prepare. 

Submit your application 

Read through and complete all the application forms making sure to fill in each section. Upload all required supporting documentation and submit your application by Friday 10 June 2022 at 5pm AEST sharp. 

Feeling a bit overwhelmed?

Speak to one of our team members to get the ball rolling on applying for this grant: GET IN TOUCH  

Model Farms Highs School upgraded their drinking water stations with a successful grant application
Model Farms High School upgraded their drinking water facilities after a successful grant application.

Resources for applicants of the CBP Grant

Detailed information about who can apply, the types of projects we fund, eligibility for funding, the assessment process and due dates can be found in the 2022 Guidelines below: 

Supporting documents for applicants 

Contact Details 

Contact the CBP2022 team CBP2022@facs.nsw.gov.aulaunch, Ph: (02) 8753 8144launch (during business hours)

Model Farms Student utilising Civiq Aquafil Hydrobank drinking fountain 

Important dates 

Applications open on Monday 16 May 2022  
Applications close Friday 10 June 2022 at 5pm AEST sharp 
All projects must be completed by 31 March 2024 

Due dates for projects  

31 March 2023  Submit online EFT Banking Details 
31 March 2023  Submit online Funding Deed not requiring Development Consent 
30 June 2023  Submit online Funding Deed requiring Development Consent 
30 July 2023  Submit an online Progress Report 
31 March 2024  Complete project 
30 April 2024  Submit online Completion Report 

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