Community Building Partnership Program now open

The NSW Government has just announced that the Community Building Partnership Program to assist community AFL clubs will continue in 2016.

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 22 July 2016.

Offered by the NSW Government, the program is open to clubs, associations, councils and schools to assist with infrastructure-based projects which meet a need of the local community. Any club which has plans to build or upgrade AFL facilities in their community are encouraged to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

Grant funding of between $200,000 and $300,000 is available for every NSW State Electorate.

Each state member allocates the electorates money at their discretion (generally split across numerous projects) after assessing each project against the Project Assessment Criteria which is outlined below:

Enhancement of facilities: The project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure that is pivotal to local community members.

Community need: The project supports activities and services needed by local communities.

Community participation: The project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.

Projects must be completed before the end of March 2018.

To complete an online application form or get more information on the program please go to  

Should you require further information on the program or require assistance with your application, please do not hesitate to contact the AFL’s Community Grants and Venues Manager Matthew Graham on 0416 007 131 or