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Successful SHCIF Case Studies

Across NSW, organisations have used the $20 million Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) to improve community facilities, enhance open spaces, improve safety, increase accessibility and bring tenants and their neighbours together.

As applications open for Round 3, we want to share some of the great projects that tenants and community groups have worked on so far, and pass on some details about who can apply and what projects we consider for funding.

New life in local parks

Project: McLeod Park upgrade
Organisation: Hawkesbury City Council
Location: South Windsor
Funding from the SHCIF: $50,000
Co-contribution from the recipient: $170,000

FACS contributed $50,000 to an overall $220,000 regeneration of McLeod Park in South Windsor. Hawkesbury City Council was able to use the money to make improvements to the park including new picnic shelters, seating, a bubbler and landscaping.

“The upgrades delivered under the SHCIF Project have resulted in the park being used by a number of local organisations on a weekly basis.”
Hawkesbury City Council

Creating vibrant hubs

Project: The Welcome Garden - Gawaymbanha
Organisation: Westside Community Centre Inc.
Location: Albury
Funding from the SHCIF: $14,044

The Welcome Garden (or Gawaymbanha, which means ‘Welcome’ in Wiradjuri) project is a major extension and renewal to a small existing community garden in Albury.

The Garden includes a community yarning circle consisting of a fire pit and seating. The garden extension also provides a range of native bush produce, sustained by tanks and water systems installed using SHCIF grant money.

The project was designed, developed and delivered by community volunteers from local social housing, who were supported by after school groups, The Albury City Council  - Wagirra Trail program and Mutual Obligation programs. The Welcome Garden now forms a culturally appropriate meeting place where the local community can congregate for events such as NAIDOC celebrations and other events and also as an all access therapeutic garden space.

Brighter surroundings and closer communities

Project: The Urban Forest: Weave Youth Hallway & Foyers Art Project
Organisation: Weave Youth & Community Services in partnership with RedLink
Location: Redfern
Funding from the SHCIF: $49,350

Weave Youth & Community Services used funds from the SHCIF to employ a project worker and an arts worker, who collaborated with tenants at the McKell social housing building to re-imagine their home and develop ideas on how to beautify the hallways. In consultation with residents the theme was developed and the project was named: The Urban Forrest Project.

A series of art workshops were held over 12 weeks to develop content in line with the theme. A part of the project also included photography and all residents were invited to get their individual and family portraits taken. All residents were gifted copies of their images and many expressed what a special experience it was for them to be involved in and felt very valued and respected.

Throughout the levels of the McKell complex, visitors and residents now bump into bright bird portraits, floral designs, tree trunks bound in lucid knits, and support beams swathed in fabrics.

The Urban Forrest has helped create a sense of pride, beauty and added colour and energy to the social housing complex.

Giving and getting back

Project: Shelter for Clifton Community Food Garden
Organisation: Clifton Community Food Garden Inc
Location
: Wollongong
Funding from the SHCIF: $3,250

Using SHCIF grant funds, tradesmen from the local men’s shed built a shelter and meeting area at the Clifton Community Food Garden where members of the Shoalhaven community can join them to enjoy the garden and its produce.

Vegetables grown in the garden go to members of the community who need them most, and provide compelling and nutritious proof of the garden’s benefits to the local community.

“The new shelter enables our volunteers to work longer hours, producing more vegetables for the public. Vegetables are distributed to needy families, including social housing residents. With the garden now able to provide shelter, more residents will be willing to join.”
Clifton Community Food Garden Inc

Contact

Email: SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 1800 379 184

2018 grants

SHCIF Round 4 Grants (2018)

The NSW Government has announced $1.2 million for 30 community infrastructure projects as a part of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) Round 4.

Listed below, by FACS district, are the projects that were successful in receiving SHCIF Round 4 funding.

Please note this information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time in publishing may impact on the accuracy of the data.

Click on a FACS district to view approved projects:


  • Hunter New England and Central Coast

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    BEST Employment Ltd

    Linking Together Centre Homework Centre upgrade

    Inverell

    $37,464

    Central Coast Council

    Jarrett Street Reserve upgrade - Gosford North

    North Gosford

    $50,000

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Aboriginal Evangelical Church Eden

    Rebuild of three toilets in hall

    Eden*

    $28,156

    Barnardos Australia

    Howard Fowles Park upgrade

    Warrawong*

    $19,000

    Bega Valley Shire Council

    Westside pathway connecting community through Reservoir Street

    Eden*

    $50,000

    Goulburn Mulwaree Council

    New playground equipment - Hudson Park, Goulburn

    Goulburn*

    $50,000

    Queanbeyan-palerang Regional Council

    Moore Park Community Hub

    Queanbeyan*

    $50,00

    * social housing priority location as listed in the SHCIF Round 4 Program Guidelines

  • Mid-North Coast and Northern NSW

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Clarence Valley Council

    Provision of active recreation infrastructure at Hakea Park, Yamba

    Yamba

    $48,499

    Community Housing Ltd

    Kempsey community circular sensory garden

    Kempsey*

    $50,000

    Kyogle Together Incorporated

    Youth and Community Centre - upgrade and refurbishment

    Kyogle

    $38,524

    Muli Muli Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Outdoor gymnasium equipment for Muli Muli community

    Muli Muli

    $46,106

    Richmond Valley Council

    Improving amenity - Casino’s Community Playgroup Building

    Casino*

    $49,791

    * social housing priority location as listed in the SHCIF Round 4 Program Guidelines

  • Murrumbidgee, Far West and Western NSW

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT

    Ashmont community accessible playground

    Ashmont*

    $28,000

    Brewarrina Shire Council

    Brewarrina children’s precinct upgrades

    Brewarrina

    $50,000

    Cobar Shire Council

    Provision of playground equipment in Rankin Park

    Cobar

    $35,000

    Dubbo Regional Council

    Delroy North Parklands - social inclusion project

    Dubbo*

    $50,000

    Dubbo Regional Council

    Improvement of the site

    Wellington*

    $11,000

    Intereach Ltd

    Play time again in Kubank Park

    Griffith*

    $47,729

    Intereach Ltd

    Remember Wattle Hill

    Leeton*

    $40,007

    Parkes Shire Council

    Walking for Wentworth - footpath rejuvenation

    Parkes

    $50,000

    Wentworth Area Skate Park Committee

    To create the Wentworth Area Skate Park

    Wentworth*

    $50,000

    Westside Community Centre Inc.

    The Giilang wall  (the story wall)

    West Albury*

    $35,956

    * social housing priority location as listed in the SHCIF Round 4 Program Guidelines

  • South Western Sydney

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Airds High School P&C Association

    Airds community garden

    Airds*

    $47,200

    Mission Australia

    Miller Child and Family Community Centre improvement project

    Miller

    $8,895

    YWCA NSW

    A crucial rejuvenation 'access for all' local community project at YWCA NSW Yummy Café  Ambarvale

    Ambarvale*

    $41,995

    * social housing priority location as listed in the SHCIF Round 4 Program Guidelines

  • Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and Northern Sydney

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Riverwood Community Centre Pty Ltd

    Community garden outdoor kitchen

    Riverwood*

    $29,914.50

    Weave Youth and Community Services Inc.

    Active community spaces at the Weave Community Hub in Woolloomooloo

    Woolloomooloo*

    $42,500

    * social housing priority location as listed in the SHCIF Round 4 Program Guidelines

  • Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Blacktown City Council

    Peter Van Hasselt Reserve rugby league and cricket amenities upgrade including security

    Shalvey*

    $50,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Tregear Community Centre - safety and amenity improvements

    Tregear*

    $32,500

    Blacktown City Council

    Lethbridge Park Community Centre - amenities refurbishment

    Lethbridge Park

    $21,054

    * social housing priority location as listed in the SHCIF Round 4 Program Guidelines


Appeals and Feedback

There are no appeals under the program.

If your organisation was unsuccessful and you would like feedback, you can contact the officer listed in your outcome letter or call the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund team on 1800 379 184.

Funding Requirements

Funding is conditional on providing a signed funding agreement to FACS on or before 31 March 2018. Any requests for an extension will be considered by FACS on a case by case basis.

Project variations

If you plan to vary the project as set out in the funding agreement (e.g. location, budget, funded activities) or your organisation details change (e.g. project contact, lead organisation) you must notify FACS in writing immediately via SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au.

Project variations must be approved by FACS prior to the revised project proceeding.

Progress Reporting

Your local district officer will contact you every three months to receive a report on project progress. You will be asked to provide updates on what work has started, when the project is likely to be completed and if there are any issues or risks that could impact delivery of project outcomes.

Completion and Acquittal Reporting

SHCIF Round 4 projects are required to be completed by 31 March 2019 irrespective of the time of execution of the funding agreement.

Recipients must advise their local FACS officer or email SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au when their project is complete.

Please log onto SmartyGrants and fill in the Completion Report form. You are required to upload evidence of completion (e.g. invoices, photos, media articles) and demonstrate that the project has delivered the activities and outcomes as detailed in your funding agreement.

Completion and Acquittal Process

The Completion Report, together with attachments, must be submitted through SmartyGrants.

Log into in to SmartyGrants at https://socialhousing.smartygrants.com.au/:

  • Select 'My Submissions'
  • Click on SHCIF Round 4 – Completion Report and fill out the form
  • Download, complete and sign the Acquittal Statement
  • "If you require a copy of the Acquittal Statement please contact the SHCIF team on SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au or 1800 379 184.
  • Once completed and all evidence is attached click the 'review & submit' button to lodge your submission. You will receive an automatic email message confirming your submission.

FACS will contact you by email if further information is required and or to confirm closure of your project.

Any surplus funds remaining after project completion must be returned to FACS.

Further Assistance

If you require assistance, please contact the SHCIF team on 1800 379 184 or SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au.

2017 grants

SHCIF Round 3 Grants (2017)

The NSW Government has announced $6.3 million for 174 community infrastructure projects as a part of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) Round 3.

Listed below, by FACS district, are the projects that were successful in receiving SHCIF Round 3 funding.

Please note this information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time in publishing may impact on the accuracy of the data.

Click on a FACS district to view approved projects:


  • Hunter New England and Central Coast

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Singleton Council

    Singleton YMCA Heights Sports Centre Accessible Amenities Upgrade

    Singleton

    $45,733

    Gwydir Shire Council

    Green Space - Inter-age Interaction

    Bingara

    $41,535

    Homes North Community Housing Ltd.

    Rockvale Road Common Area Upgrade

    Armidale

    $24,500

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd.

    Churchill Crescent Mural

    Rutherford

    $41,449

    Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre

    Safety First for Little Riders

    Scone

    $39,732

    Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services

    Let's Cook

    Raymond Terrace

    $23,425

    Lake Macquarie City Council

    A New Playground at Bolton Point Park, Bolton Point

    Bolton Point

    $50,000

    Cessnock City Council

    Active Cessnock - Exercise for Health and Well-being

    Cessnock

    $50,000

    Port Stephens Council

    Improvements at Longworth Park, Karuah

    Karuah

    $50,000

    Alesco Senior College

    Raymond Terrace Campus

    Raymond Terrace

    $49,200

    Lake Macquarie City Council

    New Playground at Edwards Park, Booragul

    Booragul

    $50,000

    Homes North Community Housing Ltd.

    Gateway to the Future

    Armidale

    $25,728

    Mission Australia

    Hamilton South Hall Improvement

    Hamilton South

    $41,731

    Lake Macquarie City Council

    A New Playground at Laskin Way Park, Belmont North

    Belmont North

    $50,000

    Miyay Birray Youth Service Inc.

    Security Fencing Project

    Moree

    $50,000

    Homes North Community Housing Ltd.

    Undercover Area with Large Community Garden

    Gunnedah

    $45,917

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd.

    Lighting Up Birrell Street Scone

    Scone

    $24,193

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd.

    Mitchell Street Complex Security Upgrade

    Muswellbrook

    $23,191

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd.

    Forbes Street Complex Security Upgrade

    Muswellbrook

    $22,197

    Moree Plains Shire Council

    Sullivan Place Park Football Posts

    Moree

    $13,537

    Moree Plains Shire Council

    Stanley Village Children's Playground

    Moree

    $31,616

    Snugglepot Day Care Centre Inc.

    Gumtree Garden

    Taree

    $5,000

    Muswellbrook Shire Council

    Hunter Park Playground Equipment

    Muswellbrook

    $48,980

    Inverell Shire Council

    YAREC Building Alterations

    Inverell

    $48,125

    Lake Macquarie City Council

    Windale CREATE Program - A Community Art Lake Macquarie Initiative

    Windale

    $50,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd.

    Waratah Street Mayfield Outdoor Pergola and BBQ area

    Mayfield

    $38,980

    Port Stephens Council

    Revitalising Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace: Creating a Family Friendly Open Space

    Raymond Terrace

    $25,000

    Guyra Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Renovation of Hub Office' Roof, Gutters, Solar Power and Solar Hot Water

    Guyra

    $50,000

    Compass Housing Services Limited

    Bailey Street – Common Area Toilet

    Adamstown

    $50,000

    Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council Community HUB

    Karuah

    $50,000

    Homes North Community Housing Ltd.

    Undercover Structure with Cultural Beautification

    Gunnedah

    $45,623

    Flourish Australia Services

    Community Engagement

    Tamworth

    $40,000

    Gunnedah Family Support Inc.

    Youth Spaces in Gunnedah

    Gunnedah

    $9,900

    Central Coast Council

    Lady Laurel Drive Reserve Play Space Upgrade - Blue Haven

    Blue Haven

    $50,000

    Central Coast Council

    Cutrock Park Play Space Upgrade - Ourimbah

    Ourimbah

    $50,000

    Central Coast Council

    Owen Avenue Play Space Upgrade (stage 2) - Wyong

    Wyong

    $35,773

    Central Coast Council

    Mitchell Park Reserve Upgrade - Narara

    Narara

    $50,000

    Central Coast Council

    Trafalgar Avenue Reserve Upgrade - Umina

    Woy Woy

    $42,750

    NAISDA Dance College

    Dancing on Darkinjung: Outdoor Communal  Bungul Ground and Meeting Space

    Kariong

    $50,000

    Central Coast Council

    The Cottage Playspace Upgrade

    Bateau Bay

    $49,500

    Gosford Regional Community Services

    Grow Learn Live

    Wyoming

    $13,913

    Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre

    Berkeley Vale Community Garden Refurbishment

    Berkeley Vale

    $17,485

    Gosford Regional Community Services Inc.

    Community Street Art Project

    Wyoming

    $12,000

    San Remo Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

    NGALIYA DHULUGA Aboriginal Outdoor Learning Garden

    San Remo

    $7,824

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Shoalhaven City Council

    Paramatta Park Learn to Ride

    East Nowra

    $50,000

    The Housing Trust

    Market Street - Improving Safety

    Wollongong

    $33,860

    The Housing Trust

    Central Gardens Community Area BBQ

    Shellharbour

    $48,806

    All Saints Anglican Church of Australia Nowra

    Church Community Centre - Interior Safety and Multi-Purpose Usage Upgrade

    Nowra

    $50,000

    Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services

    Nowra Neighbourhood Centre Becomes the Heart of the Nowra Community

    Nowra

    $50,000

    Warrawong Residents Forum Incorporated

    Todd and Bent Street Community Garden Kitchen Roof and Benches

    Warrawong

    $22,100

    Warrawong Residents Forum Incorporated

    Bush tucker Garden at Illawong Gardens

    Warrawong

    $11,000

    Shellharbour Aboriginal Youth Association

    Basketball Court Upgrade for Outdoor Learning Area and Fenced Play Space for Group Room

    Warilla

    $49,855

    Unanderra Figtree Area Residents Association Inc.

    Unanderra Youth Project

    Unanderra

    $14,750

    All Sustainable Futures Inc.

    Nowra East Community Garden Kitchen Project

    Nowra East

    $48,282

    Women's Resource Centre

    Street Investment Project Part 2

    Bega

    $40,421

    Zac's Place Incorporated

    Zac's Place Outdoor Improvements

    Yass

    $37,652

    Bega Valley Shire Council

    East Street Community Garden and Meeting Place

    Bega

    $47,800

    Goulburn District Uniting Church

    Goulburn UCA Kitchen Redevelopment

    Goulburn

    $50,000

    Goulburn Mulwaree Council

    New Playground Equipment and Skate Ramp Improvements, Leggett Park, Goulburn

    Goulburn

    $45,000

    St Georges Uniting Church, Eden

    Garden of Eden Community Pantry

    Eden

    $44,673

    Goulburn Mulwaree Council

    New Outdoor Gym Equipment, Goodhew Park, Goulburn

    Goulburn

    $33,992

    Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Wallaga Youth Dreaming

    Wallaga Lake

    $50,000

    Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Stage Two - Mogo Community Garden

    Mogo

    $20,065

    Life Resources Centre Incorporated

    Nurturing Womanhood - Play area Upgrade

    Queanbeyan

    $40,000

    Munjuwa Health Housing and Community Aboriginal Corporation

    Munjuwa's Improvement and Beautification Project

    Queanbeyan

    $50,000

    Yass Organic Growers Incorporated

    Yass Community Garden Improvements

    Yass

    $49,788

    Treehouse - Queanbeyan Children's Special Needs Group Inc.

    Treehouse - Centre of Excellence for Children with Disabilities - Sensory Garden Landscaping

    Queanbeyan

    $50,000

    Anglican Parish of Yass

    Improvements to Access and Amenity for Community Users of the Mary Curl Room.

    Yass

    $15,303

    Yass Valley Council

    Townsend Place Park Upgrade

    Yass

    $25,904

  • Mid-North Coast and Northern NSW Murrumbidgee

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

    Lasiandra Park Intergenerational Play Space (Wauchope)

    Wauchope

    $50,000

    Nambucca Shire Council

    Bowraville Connections - Multi-purpose Playing Courts for the Whole Community: Tennis, Basketball and Netball

    Bowraville

    $50,000

    Kempsey Shire Council

    South Kempsey Community House Playground Equipment

    South Kempsey

    $50,000

    Nambucca Shire Council

    Shade for Bellwood Park Playground, Nambucca Heads

    Nambucca Heads

    $40,000

    Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

    Facility Improvements

    Port Macquarie

    $18,860

    Bowraville Community Preschool

    Bowraville Preschool's CARE (Community Accessing Required Extra's) Room

    Bowraville

    $50,000

    Community Housing Limited

    Grant Street Port Macquarie Shade Project

    Port Macquarie

    $9,000

    Westside Tennis Club Incorporated

    Fit for You Outdoor Gym and Recreation Hub. Building Strength for Life.

    Coffs Harbour

    $48,313

    Gurehlgam Corp Ltd.

    Innovation Learning Centre Refurbishment

    Grafton

    $4,374

    Kyogle Council

    Kyogle All Active Outdoor Gym

    Kyogle

    $48,994

    Richmond Valley Council

    Accessible Carousel for Crawford Square

    Casino

    $44,259

    One Vision Productions Limited

    Creating Our Space

    Byron Bay

    $49,895

    Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre

    Scout Hall Upgrade

    Evans Head

    $48,911

    Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Community Hub

    Lismore

    $23,100

    Gungyah Ngallingnee Aboriginal Corporation

    Let's make Tabulam Tuckerbox deadly!

    Tabulam

    $18,677

    Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Cabbage Tree Island Community Center Upgrade

    Wardell

    $50,000

    Tweed Shire Council

    Connecting Communities - Cudgen Foreshore Park and Play Space Improvement Project

    Kingscliff

    $50,000

    North Coast Community Housing

    'No common room' Byron Bay

    Byron Bay

    $5,000

    Tweed Shire Council

    Knox Park Lighting Safety Improvements

    Murwillumbah

    $47,597

    Tweed Shire Council

    Eunga Street Park and Play Space Improvement Project

    Tweed Heads South

    $50,000

    Clarence Valley Council

    Community Recreation Facility Upgrade

    South Grafton

    $15,620

  • Murrumbidgee, Far West and Western NSW

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Wagga Wagga City Council

    Wilga Street Park Upgrade

    Kooringal

    $50,000

    Argyle Community Housing Ltd.

    Stoneridge Social Inclusion Outdoor Area Upgrade

    Young

    $18,572

    Intereach Limited

    David Taylor Park Upgrade

    Griffith

    $47,432

    Junee Community Centre Inc.

    Upgrade of Junee Community Centre - 106 Lorne Street, Junee

    Junee

    $49,990

    Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

    South Gundagai Inclusive Community Playground

    South Gundagai

    $50,000

    Temora Shire Council

    Nixon Park Community Playground

    Temora

    $49,594

    Junee Shire Council

    Broadway Community Meeting Space

    Junee

    $44,700

    Intereach Limited

    Wyse Street Community Garden

    Albury

    $5,000

    Wagga Wagga City Council

    Graham Park Embellishment

    Ashmont

    $50,000

    Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

    Ashmont Community Garden

    Ashmont

    $22,000

    Wagga Wagga City Council

    Harris Park Junior Fields Development

    Mount Austin

    $50,000

    Domestic Violence Service Management

    Shaded Children's Play - The Mallee Wilcannia

    Wilcannia

    $41,276

    Dareton Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Connecting Families and Improving the Wellbeing of the Namatjira and New Merinee residence

    Dareton

    $50,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd.

    Beauty in the Bush at Briar

    Broken Hill

    $50,000

    Central Darling Shire Council

    Cole Street Reserve Picnic and Recreation Precinct

    Menindee

    $10,000

    Coonamble Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Coonamble LALC King Street Community Garden

    Coonamble

    $50,000

    Parkes Shire Council

    Enhancing PAC Park and its Urban Wetland

    Parkes

    $50,000

    Coonamble Shire Council

    Broome Park Enhancement

    Coonamble

    $20,845

    Orange City Council

    Carriage Cottage Spring Street Orange - Disability External Ramp Upgrades

    Orange

    $25,043

    Lachlan Shire Council

    Lions Park Upgrade

    Condobolin

    $49,789

    Forbes Shire Council

    Increased Public Access for all Members of the Public at Nelson Park

    Forbes

    $50,000

    Parkes Shire Council

    Active families at Lindner Oval Peak Hill

    Peak Hill

    $50,000

    Cobar Shire Council

    Revitalisation of Dalton Park

    Cobar

    $50,000

    Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council Incorporated

    Collarenebri Community Sport Ground Facility - Construction

    Collarenebri

    $49,475

    Orange Aboriginal Health Service

    Culture through Nature

    Orange

    $30,000

    Gilgandra Shire Council

    Upgrades to Jordana Park

    Gilgandra

    $50,000

  • South Western Sydney

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    St Vincent De Paul Society NSW

    Claymore Community Laundromat and Coffee Shop (CCLandCS) Refurbishment

    Claymore

    $50,000

    Hume Community Housing Association Co Ltd.

    Celebrate 2168

    Miller

    $35,225

    Wingecarribee Shire Council

    Rotaract Park, Moss Vale Community Park Upgrade

    Moss Vale

    $43,500

    Women's Homelessness Support Service

    Safe Space

    Liverpool

    $32,855

    ADRA Australia

    Mallee Rose Zen-sory Garden

    Macquarie Fields

    $49,994

    Care-n-Co Co-operative Ltd.

    Sustainable Recreation and Community Space

    Minto

    $32,093

    Strathfield Council

    Community Sensory Garden

    Greenacre

    $21,587

    Hume Community Housing Association Co Ltd.

    The Marshall Street Secret Garden Playground

    Bankstown

    $50,000

    Hume Community Housing Association Co Ltd.

    Our Complex, Our Pride (36 Cumberland Street, Cabramatta)

    Cabramatta

    $49,970

    Fairfield City Council

    Prout Park Outdoor Fitness Equipment

    Mt Pritchard

    $50,000

    Neami Limited

    Genty Street Safety and Wellbeing Project

    Campbelltown

    $44,190

    Riverwood Community Centre

    37 Drew Street, Greenacre Community Garden and Facilities Upgrade

    Greenacre

    $49,990

    St Vincent de Paul Society Sydney Archdiocese

    Liverpool Men's Centre Safety Upgrade

    Liverpool

    $7,800

    Daystar Foundation

    The Haven

    Bonnyrigg

    $18,670

    Liverpool Women's Health Centre

    Liverpool Women's Health Centre Ground Floor Disability Access Improvements

    Liverpool

    $30,000

    Parish of Chester Hill Sefton

    Children Safety Fence and Play Equipment

    Chester Hill

    $20,500

    Mission Australia

    Keeping Claymore Cool

    claymore

    $49,170

    Mission Australia

    Miller Child and Family Community Centre Improvement Project

    Miller

    $26,130

    Mission Australia Housing

    Warringa Street - Installation of Cameras and Lighting Upgrade Project

    Yagoona

    $41,300

    Mission Australia Housing

    Greenacre Road - Garden Upgrade and Outdoor Amenity Upgrade

    Greenacre

    $14,600

    Mission Australia Housing

    Eastern Avenue - Lighting Upgrade, Outdoor Amenities and Garden Upgrade

    Revesby

    $38,212

  • Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and Northern Sydney

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Riverwood Community Centre Pty Ltd.

    Community Garden Lattice

    Riverwood

    $12,035

    Tamil Senior Citizens Housing Co operative Ltd.

    Security for Senior Tenants

    Enfield / Auburn

    $23,448

    Independent Community Living Australia Limited

    Blair Street Community Project

    Bondi

    $12,000

    Alpha House

    Flooring for Common Area

    Erskineville

    $18,000

    Ningana Housing Collective Ltd.

    Ningana Rooftop Recreation Area

    Annandale

    $50,000

    SGCH

    The Illawarra and Glen Community Space

    Marrickville

    $42,500

    CHOISES Young Women's Co-op

    Preservation and Renovation of CHOISES Housing Randwick for Community Engagement and Longevity

    Sydney

    $37,867

    Randwick City Council

    Lexington Place Community Hub

    South Maroubra

    $50,000

    Kooloora Community Centre

    Improving Safety at Kooloora Community Centre

    Malabar

    $11,595

    Weave Youth and Community Services Incorporated

    Namatjira Community Room Upgrade

    Chifley

    $43,050

    Riverwood Community Centre

    Landscaping and Gazebo at Flora Street, Kirrawee

    Kirrawee

    $10,983

    Riverwood Community Centre

    Landscaping and Gazebo at Sylvania Road, Miranda

    Miranda

    $25,048

    Riverwood Community Centre

    Community Room refurbishment of 47A Portland Avenue, South Maroubra

    South Maroubra

    $49,980

    Riverwood Community Centre

    Native Garden Landscaping 131-139 Karimbla Road, Miranda

    Miranda

    $4,422

    Riverwood Community Centre

    Landscaping and Gazebo at Wallumatta and Nullaburra Road, Caringbah

    Caringbah

    $8,532

    Community Housing Limited

    Bunnerong Pathways Project

    Kingsford

    $15,380

    Independent Community Living Australia Ltd.

    Bondi Road Project

    Bondi

    $6,500

    Northern Beaches Council

    Warri Reserve Upgrade

    Narraweena

    $47,250

    Northern Beaches Council

    Cross Street Playground and Reserve Improvements

    Balgowlah

    $28,000

  • Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    WASH House

    Replace Roof

    Mt Druitt

    $49,000

    Common Groundz Community Cafe

    Improving Community Infrastructure at Common Groundz Community Cafe

    Lalor Park

    $50,000

    Mission Australia Housing

    Roebuck Crescent, Wilmont - Safety and Security Lighting Upgrade, Garden Upgrade

    Wilmot

    $8,450

    Hume Community Housing Association Co Ltd.

    The Sturt Street - Backyard Play Centre for Young and the Young at Heart

    Telopea

    $26,170

    Jesuit Social Services

    Playground at Willmot Community Hub

    Willmot

    $18,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Willmot Reserve Playspace Upgrade

    Willmot

    $50,000

    Mission Australia Housing

    Hopman Crescent - Lighting, landscaping, Awning and Handrail Upgrades

    Shalvey

    $19,275

    Graceades Community Cottage

    Graceades Community Cottage Safety Watch

    Bidwill

    $7,507

    Cumberland Council

    Byrnes Street Tennis Courts Playground, Granville - Playground Improvement Project

    Granville

    $50,000

    Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) on behalf of UCA – Parramatta Nepean Presbytery

    Garden Bed Walls and Storage Units / Shelving

    Bidwill

    $3,447

    Blacktown City Council

    Lalor Park Community Centre Refurbishment

    Lalor Park

    $50,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Rutherglen Community Centre Refurbishments

    Blackett

    $50,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Emerton Youth Recreation Centre – Shade and Outdoor Seating

    Emerton

    $50,000

    Mission Australia

    Beautiful Space, Beautiful Mind

    Mt Druitt

    $40,000

    Hawkesbury City Council

    New Play Space - Bligh Park Neighbourhood Centre Precinct

    Bligh Park

    $50,000

    Mission Australia Housing

    Canberra Street Safety and Security Program and Garden Fit-out

    Oxley Park

    $13,200

    Mission Australia Housing

    Mamre Road - Camera Installation, Lighting Upgrade, Flooring Upgrade, Outdoor Amenities Upgrade

    St Marys

    $41,560

    Community Junction Inc.

    The Boys Shed - Community Connections Project

    Erskine Park

    $49,870


Appeals and Feedback

There are no appeals under the program.

If your organisation was unsuccessful and you would like feedback, you can contact the officer listed in your outcome letter or call the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund team on 1800 379 184.

Funding Requirements

Funding is subject to organisations providing documentation and details required by FACS to complete a funding agreement. This may include land owner’s approval, planning approval, quotes or a Certificate of Currency for public liability. Other documentation may be required prior to payment.

Funding agreements must have been completed and signed by both parties by 28 February 2018.

Project variations

You must notify FACS in writing, as soon as possible, if you plan to vary the project as set out in the funding agreement (e.g. location, budget, funded activities) or your organisation details change (e.g. project contact, lead organisation). Project variations must be approved by FACS prior to the project continuing.

Progress Reporting

Your local district officer will contact you 3 months into your project to check on progress. You will be asked to provide any update on what work has started, when the project is likely to be completed and if there are any issues or risks. Another call will be made to you 2 months before your project is due to be completed.

Completion and Acquittal

SHCIF Round 3  projects are required to be completed within 12 months of the countersigned funding agreement. All project are required to be completed by 28 February 2019.

Recipients must advise their local FACS officer or email SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au when their project is complete. You will need to log onto your SmartyGrants account and fill in the Completion Report form and attach with evidence of completion (e.g. invoices, photos, media articles) by the due date.

The report will need to demonstrate that the project has delivered the activities and outcomes as detailed in your application and funding agreement.

Once logged into SmartyGrants at https://socialhousing.smartygrants.com.au/:

  • Select 'My Submissions' to access your “Completion” forms
  • Complete the required form
  • Download an Acquittal Statement, fill it in and attach it to the forms
  • Once completed and all evidence is attached click the 'review & submit' button to officially lodge your report
  • You will receive an automatic email message confirming your submission
  • FACS will contact you by email if further information is required and/or confirm closure of your project.

If you require a copy of the Acquittal Statement please contact the SHCIF team on SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au or 1800 379 184.

Any surplus funds must be returned to FACS.

Further Assistance

If you require assistance, please contact 1800 379 184 or email SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au.

2016 grants

SHCIF Round 2 Grants

The NSW Government has awarded nearly $5.7 million to a range of community infrastructure projects as a part of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) Round 2.

In September 2017, a further eight projects were publically announced as successful projects, following negotiations between FACS and applicants.

Listed below, by FACS District, are projects approved under SHCIF Round 2.

Please note this information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time in publishing may impact on the accuracy of the data.

Select a FACS District to view successful projects:


  • Hunter New England and Central Coast

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Location

    Funding

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Boyd Street Complex Common Area Upgrade

    Swansea

    $48,700

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Josephson Street Security Upgrade

    Swansea

    $32,330

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Wallace Street Swansea - Beautification and Security Upgrade

    Swansea

    $49,900

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Churchill Crescent Meeting Spot

    Rutherford

    $25,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    This Way Home - Safety and Grounds Improvement

    Mayfield

    $25,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Greenhills Avenue Community Garden

    Woodberry

    $40,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Alexandra Avenue Upgrade

    Rutherford

    $50,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Stage 2 Kerrie Close Upgrade

    Telarah

    $30,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Safe Kids, Safe Future

    Tighes Hill

    $49,300

    Beyond Empathy Ltd.

    NEXUS Public Art Projects (Social Housing - Sullivan Place)*

    Moree

    $33,968

    Beyond Empathy Ltd.

    NEXUS Public Art Projects (Social Housing - Stanley Village)*

    Moree

    $33,968

    Beyond Empathy Ltd.

    NEXUS Public Art Projects (Social Housing - South Moree - Wales Park)*

    Moree

    $33,968

    Beyond Empathy Ltd.

    NEXUS Public Art Projects (Social Housing - Mehi Crescent)*

    Moree

    $33,968

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Tindale and Forbes Street: Tenant Security Project

    Muswellbrook

    $40,816

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Glenbawn Community Cohesion

    Muswellbrook

    $49,657

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Kariboo Gardens

    Mt Hutton

    $43,000

    Macintyre Warriors Rugby League Football Club Incorporated

    Establishing a Canteen*

    Boggabilla

    $50,000

    Gunnedah Family Support Inc.

    Youth Spaces in Gunnedah

    Gunnedah

    $40,100

    Homes North Community Housing Ltd.

    Safety for Social Housing Tenants

    Gunnedah

    $44,699

    Homes North Community Housing Ltd.

    Undercover Area with  a Small Amount of Landscaping / Garden

    Tamworth

    $27,610

    Homes North Community Housing Ltd.

    Fencing for Safety for Glen Innes Social Housing Tenants

    Glen Innes

    $46,901

    Inverell Shire Council

    Waratah Park Playground Shade Structure*

    Inverell

    $11,128

    Inverell Shire Council

    Ross Hill Reserve - Improving Accessibility, Safety and Amenities

    Inverell

    $43,797

    Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services Inc.

    Bushland Community Centre - Making Pretty

    Taree

    $50,000

    Moombahlene Local Aboriginal Lands Council

    Leeches Gully Shed Project

    Tenterfield

    $49,371

    Narrabri Shire Council

    Art in the Park - Dangar Park Improvement Project

    Wee Waa

    $18,478

    Port Stephens Council

    A New Playground at Anseline Park, Gwen Parade Raymond Terrace

    Raymond Terrace

    $30,000

    Tamworth Regional Council

    Centenary Park Development

    Tamworth

    $43,000

    Towns With Heart Inc.

    Kurri Kurri Skate Park Mural

    Kurri Kurri

    $7,400

    Upper Hunter Shire Council

    Murray Bain Oval Rejuvenation Project

    Scone

    $40,805

    Walhallow Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Walhallow Cultural Pathway

    Walhallow

    $50,000

    Central Coast Council

    Owen Avenue Reserve Upgrade

    Wyong

    $27,426

    Central Coast Council

    Lake Haven Recreation Centre Park

    Lake Haven

    $49,250

    Central Coast Council

    Berkeley Vale Skate Park - Stage 2

    Glenning Valley

    $49,200

    Central Coast Council

    Avery Street Reserve Play Space Upgrade

    Killarney Vale

    $39,869

    Central Coast Council

    Woodward Ave Reserve Upgrade

    Wyong

    $19,562

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Joyce Avenue Common Area Garden and Security Upgrade

    Wyong

    $50,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Gertrude Street High-rise Complex Security Upgrade

    Gosford

    $43,926

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Gorokan Drive Get Together

    Lake Haven

    $37,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Avery Street Rejuvenation

    Killarney Vale

    $50,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    The Entrance Road Complex Security and Garden Upgrade

    The Entrance

    $49,200

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    Oakland Avenue Security and Garden Upgrade

    The Entrance

    $48,360

    Compass Housing Services Co Limited

    The Meeting Place Community Hub Facelift

    Tumbi Umbi

    $49,994

    Musicians Making a Difference

    MMAD Community Facility Accessibility Refurbishment

    Gosford

    $42,887

    Pacific Link Housing Limited

    Dunbar Way Estate Multi-Use Sports Court

    North Gosford

    $35,000

    Pacific Link Housing Limited

    Peek Fitness Outdoor Gym

    North Gosford

    $49,200

    Pacific Link Housing Limited

    Dunbar Way Estate Community Hub

    North Gosford

    $32,314

    Pacific Link Housing Limited

    Shine A Light on Kendall

    North Gosford

    $27,500

    Pacific Link Housing Limited

    Captain Cook Complex - Sensory Garden

    Long Jetty

    $6,180

    Pacific Link Housing Limited

    Dwyer Street Common Room and Outdoor Upgrade

    North Gosford

    $8,400

    Pacific Link Housing Limited

    Captain Cook Safety CCTV

    Long Jetty

    $22,660

    Regional Youth Support Services Inc.

    Yarning Circle and Bush Tucker Garden

    Wyoming

    $18,059

    Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

    Toukley Neighbourhood Centre- Community Backyard

    Toukley

    $20,615

    Gosford Regional Community Services Inc (formerly Wyoming Community Centre Inc.)

    Blueberry Park Recreation Space

    Wyoming

    $5,842

    Gosford Regional Community Services Inc. (formerly Wyoming Community Centre Inc.)

    Dunbar Way Community Garden

    Wyoming

    $29,574

    * Announced in September 2017 following successful negotiations with the organisation.

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    ALL Sustainable Futures Incorporated

    Jerrinja Social Housing Communal Camp Kitchen Project

    Orient Point

    $49,280

    Nowra Youth Services Inc.

    Nowra Youth Centre Refurbishment

    Nowra

    $24,462

    Southern Youth and Family Services Limited

    Howarth Place - Fence

    Mangerton

    $16,582

    Southern Youth and Family Services Limited

    Foyer Project Landscaping

    Mangerton

    $6,677

    Bradfordville P&C Association

    Community Building

    Goulburn

    $50,000

    Community Life Batemans Bay Inc.

    Security and Safety for the Community of Batemans Bay

    Batemans Bay

    $50,000

    Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

    Community Outdoor Gym

    Crookwell

    $50,000

    Eden Aboriginal Evangelical Church

    Eden Aboriginal Evangelical Church

    Eden

    $18,900

  • Mid North Coast and Northern NSW

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Coffs Harbour City Council

    Development of Additional Skate Elements at the Toormina Skatepark

    Toormina

    $50,000

    Community Housing Limited

    Circular Project

    Sawtell

    $18,683

    Community Housing Limited

    Turon Project

    Woolgoolga

    $19,020

    Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Playing it Safe

    Nambucca Heads

    $43,875

    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

    Activating the Arboretum Parkland in Port Macquarie

    Port Macquarie

    $50,000

    Bogal Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Box Ridge Community Safety Improvement

    Coraki

    $50,000

    Clarence Valley Council

    Junction Hill Water Tank Art Project

    Junction Hill

    $5,250

    Grafton Estate Tenants and Recreation Committee

    Outdoors Rain, Hail or Shine

    South Grafton

    $49,991

    Gummyaney Aboriginal Corporation

    Enclosed Room for Open Learning

    Grafton

    $50,000

    Gurehlgam Corp Ltd.

    Community Access Project

    Grafton

    $35,429

    Gurehlgam Corporation Ltd.

    Healing Garden Stage 2

    Grafton

    $10,197

    Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Community Recreational Upgrade

    Wardell

    $50,000

    Kyogle Family Support Services Incorporated

    Yarning Circle and Art Therapy Group

    Muli Muli

    $49,000

    Lismore Neighbourhood Centre Incorporated

    Kitchen with a Conscience

    Lismore

    $43,286

    Murwillumbah Community Centre Inc.

    Nullum House Social Inclusion Centre Upgrade

    Murwillumbah

    $41,276

    Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Ngulingah Social Housing Community Facilities Development Project

    Lismore

    $4,700

    Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre Incorporated  (NNIC)

    7 Sibley Street Community Housing Hub

    Nimbin

    $50,000

    The North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd.

    Byron Safety Project

    Byron Bay

    $44,940

    The North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd.

    Grafton Basketball Stadium Extension and Cooling Project

    Grafton

    $30,944

    The North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd.

    Eggins Place Safety Injection

    Goonellabah

    $47,676

    The North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd.

    Bounce for Elders Memorial Park Basketball Court

    Goonellabah

    $47,040

    The North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd.

    Tweed Heads Accessibility project

    Tweed Heads South

    $46,200

    Third Sector Australia Ltd.

    Oak Centre: In-Reach and In-Touch

    North Casino

    $49,937

    Tweed Shire Council

    Bray Park Intergenerational Play Space

    Bray Park

    $50,000

  • Murrumbidgee, Far west and Western NSW

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Griffith Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Three Ways Aboriginal Reserve Sporting Field - Upgrade Project

    Griffith

    $50,000

    Homes Out West

    Davies Court Park Community Fitness Hub

    Deniliquin

    $49,000

    Leeton Junior Rugby League Football Club

    Sporting Groups New Storage Shed Project - A Collaborative Approach

    Leeton

    $40,928

    Rotary Club of Leeton Inc.

    Gossamer Park Lighting

    Leeton

    $6,183

    Wagga Wagga City Council

    Tolland Pump Track and Playground Upgrade

    Tolland

    $50,000

    Wagga Wagga City Council

    Henwood Park Amenities Renewal and New Footpath with Crossing

    Kooringal

    $46,654

    Brewarrina Shire Council

    Youth and Community garden

    Brewarrina

    $47,400

    Central Darling Shire Council

    Reinstate Bill Murray Park

    Menidee

    $20,000

    Compass Housing Services Limited

    Shed for community Hub / Drought Proofing the Remaining Complex

    Broken Hill

    $35,000

    Joining in the Dreaming Aboriginal Corporation

    Expansion

    Menindee

    $50,000

    Bourke Shire Council

    Multi-Generational Fitness Park

    Bourke

    $49,624

    Bourke Shire Council

    Social Housing and Community Playground

    Bourke

    $50,000

    LiveBetter Services Limited (formerly CareWest Ltd.)

    Marang Gunya Proud

    Orange

    $49,060

    CentaCare Wilcannia-Forbes

    Beautification of Walker Crescent Park Area

    Wellington

    $39,000

    Coonamble Shire Council

    McDonald Park Coonamble 0 - 5 Play Area

    Coonamble

    $36,669

    Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Service Inc.

    Outdoor Communal  Meeting

    Cowra

    $31,054

    Emmanuel Care Centre Inc.

    Buninyong Bus Beautification and Bus Bay

    East Dubbo

    $11,400

    Gilgandra Shire Council

    Hunter Park Playground Upgrade

    Gilgandra

    $40,000

    Lachlan Shire Council

    Upgrade of Wiradjuri Park

    Condobolin

    $50,000

    Parkes Shire Council

    Active connections for Parkes

    Parkes

    $50,000

    Wellington Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Community BBQ Rec Area

    Wellington

    $50,000

  • South Western Sydney

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Campbelltown City Council

    Rosemeadow Playing Fields - Play Space Renewal

    Rosemeadow

    $50,000

    Hume Community Housing Association Company

    Activating Open Space for Strengthened Social Capital

    Cartwright

    $44,667

    Hume Community Housing Association Company Ltd.

    Build and Grow: Claymore Employment, Training and Social Enterprise Hub

    Claymore

    $44,000

    Liverpool City Council

    Miller Town Centre Beautification Project

    Miller

    $32,998

    Liverpool City Council

    Cartwright Bridge Improvement Project

    Miller

    $45,555

    Sedwick Housing Co-Operative Ltd.

    SHCL Community Garden

    Leumeah

    $8,000

  • Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and Northern Sydney

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    St John's Anglican Church Glebe

    St John's House and Scarred Tree: Community Access and Amenity

    Glebe

    $49,722

    St Saviours Anglican Church South Sydney

    One1Seven Community Landscaping and Safety Project

    Redfern

    $46,814

    Counterpoint Community Services Incorporated

    Community Preschool Refurbishment, Upgrade and Repair

    Redfern

    $47,250

    Youth Off The Streets Limited

    Bouncing Back

    Marrickville

    $35,164

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd.

    Upgrade of Common Area Pergola in Endeavour Place

    Riverwood

    $6,710

    Sydney University Settlement

    Installing a Lift in the Settlement hall*

    Darlington

    $50,000

    Counterpoint Community Services Inc.

    Sun Protection for Purcell Communal Seating Area

    Redfern

    $9,240

    Counterpoint Community Services Inc.

    Creating Accessibility in the Our Place Community Room Bathroom Facilities

    Redfern

    $47,723

    Weave Youth and Community Services

    Upgrade of Poets Corner Outdoor Community Facilities

    Redfern

    $50,000

    Bridge Housing Limited

    Our Place Great Space at Balmain

    Balmain

    $48,000

    Womens Housing Company Ltd.

    Better Gardens Better Lives

    Stanmore

    $10,000

    Kooloora and Soldiers Settlement Community Centres

    Enhancing Kooloora's Grounds for Children and Families

    Malabar

    $31,625

    La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council

    La Pa Mob BBQ and Gathering Place

    La Perouse

    $32,507

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd.

    Upgrading common area for Hudson Street, Hurstville

    Hurstville

    $3,812

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd.

    Picnic table and dryer machines at Arnold Street, Peakhurst

    Peakhurst

    $855

    South Eastern Community Connect

    Florence Avenue - vibrant communities - learn, Give and Grow Project

    Eastlakes

    $27,143

    St George Community Housing Limited

    Menai Community Centre

    Menai

    $36,000

    St George Community Housing

    Namatjira Upgrades

    Chifley

    $45,000

    Co-operative Housing Options in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs Young Women’s Co-Op (CHOISES)

    Community Gathering Space: Beautification, Upgrade and Landscaping*

    South Coogee

    $48,229

    Greenway Tenants Group Inc.

    Lawn to Lunch

    Kirribilli

    $50,000

    Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services Inc.

    Aged Friendly Sensory Garden for Blandville and Salter Street residents

    Hunters Hill

    $19,950

    Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development

    Upgrade to the Community Room and Fence to the Complex

    Thornleigh

    $42,000

    Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development

    Retaining Wall for the Complex

    Eastwood

    $49,875

    Link Housing limited

    Linsley Street Community Storage and Outdoor Area

    Gladesville

    $27,500

    Link Housing Limited

    2 Cross Street Balgowlah Security and Environmental Enhancement

    Balgowlah

    $37,500

    Link Housing Limited

    Boyle Street Cremorne Community Garden

    Cremorne

    $10,500

    The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory Social Work

    Social Infrastructure and Safety Improvements to Dora Street Housing Complex

    North Ryde

    $16,200

    * Announced in September 2017 following successful negotiations with the organisation
  • Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Parramatta/Holroyd Family Support Inc.

    Kitchen and Disability Toilet Upgrade

    Pendle Hill

    $50,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Lindley Square Community Garden and Food Security Project

    Bidwill

    $37,800

    Shalvey Community Centre

    Shalvey Community Centre Makeover

    Shalvey

    $50,000

    Common Equity NSW Ltd.

    A Recreational Space to Create Connections and Dialogue

    Ermington

    $21,698

    Blacktown City Council

    Angus Memorial Park, Rooty Hill - Playground Upgrade

    Rooty Hill

    $50,000

    Bidwill Uniting

    Bidwill Community Garden Secure and Dry Storage unit

    Bidwill

    $7,899

    Bidwill Uniting

    Accessibility Upgrade to Entrance and Toilet for People with Disabilities

    Bidwill

    $39,000

    Mission Australia Housing/MA Housing

    Bidwell Pergola Meeting and BBQ Area

    Bidwell

    $6,050

    Blacktown City Council

    Playground for Lalor Park Hub

    Lalor Park

    $50,000

    Graceades Community Cottage Inc.

    The Cottage Gardens

    Bidwill

    $18,000

    Community Junction Inc.

    ‘The Shed’ – Community Connections Project

    North St Marys

    $49,870

    Lithgow City Council

    Emora Park Upgrade

    Lithgow

    $50,000

    Lithgow Community Housing Inc.

    Eskbank Street Tenant's Common Area Revitalisation Project

    Lithgow

    $36,944

    Mission Australia Housing

    Preston Street Lighting and Gardens

    Jamisontown

    $17,507


Funding Requirements

Funding will be subject to applicants providing documentation and details required by FACS to complete a funding agreement. This may include land owners approval, planning approval, quotes or a Certificate of Currency for public liability. Other documentation may be required prior to payment.

Project variations

You must notify FACS in writing immediately if you plan to vary the project as set out in the funding agreement (e.g. location, budget, funded activities) or your organisation details change (e.g. project contact, lead organisation).

Project variations must be approved by FACS prior to the project continuing.

Progress Reporting

Your local district officer will contact you every three months for you to report on project progress. You will be asked to provide any update on what work has started, when the project is likely to be completed and if there are any issues or risks.

Completion and Acquittal

SHCIF 2016 projects are required to be completed within 12 months of your FACS signed funding agreement.

Recipients must advise their local FACS officer or email SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au when their project is complete.

You will need to log onto your SmartyGrants account and fill in the Completion Report form and attach with evidence of completion (e.g. invoices, photos, media articles) by the due date. The report will need to demonstrate that the project has delivered the activities and outcomes as detailed in your funding agreement.

Once logged into SmartyGrants at https://socialhousing.smartygrants.com.au/:

  • Select 'My Submissions' to access your SHCIF Round 2 – Completion Report form
  • Complete the required form
  • Download an Acquittal Statement, fill it in and attach it to the forms
  • Once completed and all evidence is attached click the 'review & submit' button to officially lodge your report
  • You will receive an automatic email message confirming your submission

FACS will contact you by email if further information is required and or to confirm closure of your project.

If you require a copy of the Acquittal Statement please contact the SHCIF team on SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au or 1800 379 184.

Any surplus funds remaining after the project is complete must be returned to FACS.

Further Assistance

If you require assistance, please contact 1800 379 184 or email SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au.

2015 grants

2015 Social Housing Community Improvement Fund Grants

The NSW Government has awarded over $4.7 million to a range of community infrastructure projects as a part of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) Round One.

Listed below by FACS District are approved projects under Round One SHCIF Round One.

Select a FACS District to view successful projects:


  • Far West

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Compass Housing Company Limited

    Landscaping of Common Areas

    Broken Hill

    $50,000

  • Hunter New England

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Anglican Church Gunnedah

    Church Hall Main Auditorium and Stage Renovation

    Gunnedah

    $36,787

    Awabakal Ltd

    Medical Centre Outdoor Waiting Area

    Hamilton

    $50,000

    Awabakal Ltd

    Meeting Area, Community Garden and Fencing

    Wickham

    $50,000

    Catholic Parish of St. Edwards South Tamworth

    Recarpeting and recurtining parish hall facilities

    Hilvue, Tamworth

    $39,735

    Community Housing Limited

    Dunoon Street Project

    Taree

    $10,430

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd

    Yarrum Avenue: Sharing in the Shade

    Beresfield

    $35,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd

    Beautification and Security Upgrade at 220 Maitland Road

    Islington

    $38,000

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd

    ‘Light Up’ Kerrie Close

    Telah

    $3,267

    Compass Housing Services Co Ltd

    Glendon Crescent: Gathering in the Gardens

    Glendale

    $45,000

    Compass Housing Services Limited

    Dreamtime Reconciliation Park

    Kahibah

    $45,000

    Dungog and District Neighbourcare Inc.

    SHIFT (Social Housing Integrated Fitness Track)

    Dungog

    $50,000

    Greater Taree City Council

    Freedom of play - Ruprecht Park Playground

    Taree

    $50,000

    Greater Taree City Council

    Freedom of play - Purfleet Playground

    Purfleet

    $50,000

    Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation

    "Wuu -rri Yuul" Gardens

    Gunnedah

    $15,000

    Homes North Community Housing Ltd

    Construction of Undercover Area and Tenant/Community Group Activities

    Gunnedah

    $18,375

    Inverell Shire Council

    South Inverell Waratah Park Enhancements, Inverell NSW

    Inverell

    $38,872

    Lake Macquarie City Council

    Windale Tennis Courts Conversion to Netball Courts

    Windale

    $50,000

    Minimbah Pre-school, Primary School Aboriginal Corporation

    Installation of toilet block in the Multipurpose Hall

    Armidale

    $50,000

    Mission Australia Housing/MA Housing

    Bruntnell St Rubbish Education & Garden Program

    Taree

    $5,000

    Moree Plains Shire Council

    Cooee Park Community Meeting Place

    Moree

    $50,000

    Muswellbrook Shire Council

    Muswellbrook South Pedestrian Safety Project

    Muswellbrook

    $50,000

    Muswellbrook Shire Council

    Muswellbrook South Traffic Safety Project

    Muswellbrook

    $50,000

    Narrabri Shire Council

    Narrabri Lake Recreation Precinct

    Narrabri

    $48,265

    Port Stephens Council

    A New Playground for the Families of Lakeside, Raymond Terrace

    Raymond Terrace

    $50,000

    Port Stephens Council

    Keeping Raymond Terrace Active- Outdoor Exercise Trail Boomerang Park

    Raymond Terrace

    $30,000

    Port Stephens Council

    Construction of a new skate park at Lakeside, Raymond Terrace

    Raymond Terrace

    $50,000

    Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services Incorporated

    Working it out Together: A space for group programs

    Raymond Terrace

    $35,235

    Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services Incorporated

    The Deck - counselling room

    Raymond Terrace

    $28,415

    Samaritans Foundation

    Reclaim this Space - Hamilton South - Garden & Mural

    Hamilton South

    $5,066.00

    Samaritans Foundation Diocese of Newcastle

    Hamilton South Letterbox Project

    Hamilton South

    $11,340

    Samaritans Foundation Diocese of Newcastle

    Rain tanks for Artscape

    Bar Beach

    $9,576

    Tamworth Family Support Service Inc.

    Bringing Back Spark to Granny Munro Park

    West Tamworth

    $47,191

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Barnardos Australia

    Howard Fowles Park Upgrade

    Warrawong

    $30,923

    Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre

    Improvements to Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre

    Bellambi

    $50,000

    Clifton Community Food Garden Inc.

    Shelter for Clifton Community Food Garden

    Sanctuary Point

    $3,250

    Illawarra Community Housing Trust Ltd

    Wellbeing Community Garden Project

    Wollongong

    $20,000

    Illawarra Forum Inc.

    Gippsy Gardeners

    Wollongong

    $1,552

    Illawarra Forum Inc.

    Corrimal St Coffee Corner

    Wollongong

    $1,922

    Illawarra Forum Inc.

    2528 at Crew Park

    Warilla

    $18,018

    Southern Youth and Family Services

    Youth Housing Outdoor Communal Area

    Mangerton

    $34,368

    Ulladulla Men's Shed Inc.

    Extension to Ulladulla Men's Shed

    Narrawallee

    $50,000

  • Mid North Coast

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Coffs Harbour City Council

    Bray Street Recreational Reserve Outdoor Basketball Half Court

    Toormina

    $50,000

    Community Housing Limited

    Boronia Gardens Community Program

    South West Rocks

    $38,000

    Community Housing Limited

    Shella Blackwell Common Area Community Project

    West Kempsey

    $25,200

    Gurehlgam Corp Ltd

    Yarrawarra renewal project

    Red Rock

    $50,000

    Kempsey Shire Council

    Steele Park Upgrade

    West Kempsey

    $50,000

    Mission Australia Housing

    Harbour Drive Safety, Security and Wellbeing Program

    Coffs Harbour

    $8,198

    Mission Australia Housing/MA Housing

    Hollingworth St Garden and Safety Program

    Port Macquarie

    $11,398

    Northern Links NSW Incorporated

    South Coffs Community Garden Project

    Bombee East

    $10,000

    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

    Oxide Park Port Macquarie Intergenerational Play Space

    Port Macquarie

    $50,000

  • Murrumbidgee

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Albury City Council

    People and Places - Enhancing Social Cohesion in Springdale Heights

    Springdale Heights

    $47,050

    Intereach Limited

    Bringing Back The BBQ

    Albury

    $20,000

    Leeton Shire Council

    Gossamer Park Refurbishment

    Leeton

    $43,817

    Temora Shire Council

    Trungley Road Footpath Construction and Landscaping

    Temora

    $40,000

    Uniting Church in Australia Tumut

    Roof Replacement and Air Conditioning

    Tumut

    $31,900

    Wagga Wagga City Council

    Chambers Park Security Lighting and Skate park

    Wagga Wagga - Tolland

    $50,000

    Wagga Wagga City Council

    Ashmont Community Hub BBQ Shelter

    Wagga Wagga - Ashmont

    $42,795

    Westside Community Centre Inc.

    The Welcome Garden - Gawaymbanha

    West Albury

    $14,044

    Young Shire Council

    Rotoract Park Playground Upgrade

    Young

    $50,000

  • Nepean Blue Mountain

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Hawkesbury City Council

    McLeod Park upgrade

    Windsor

    $50,000

    Mission Australia Housing/MA Housing

    Albert Street Safety and Security Program

    Werrington

    $50,000

    Mission Australia Housing/MA Housing

    Colyton Edible Garden

    Colyton

    $43,500

    St Matthews Anglican Church of Australia Windsor

    Air-conditioning of St Matthews Parish Centre

    Windsor

    $8,900

    Wentworth Community Housing Limited

    Our Place Our Gathering Space - Cranebrook

    Cranebrook

    $46,599

  • Northern NSW

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Ngallingnee Jarjum Tabulam & District Community Preschool Incorporated

    Council Approved Fencing Around Premise

    Tabulam

    $49,200

    Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Gundarimba Jar Jums (kids) Playground

    East Lismore

    $49,999

    Northern Links NSW Incorporated

    Avonleigh Gardens : Community Garden Meeting Space

    East Lismore

    $23,296

    Richmond Valley Council

    McCracken Park Open Space Enhancement

    Casino

    $45,000

  • North Sydney

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Link Housing Ltd

    Allison Street - Community Garden

    Eastwood

    $20,000

  • South Eastern Sydney

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Bridge Housing Limited

    Our Place Green Space @ South Coogee

    South Coogee

    $50,000

    Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development Inc.

    Enhancement of Northcott Community Centre and Gardens

    Surry Hills

    $30,198

    Project Youth Incorporated

    Upgrade Thomas Street

    Woolooware

    $14,958

    Randwick City Council

    New Shade Sail Structure, Ella Reserve Playground.

    Malabar

    $18,414

    Randwick City Council

    Coral Sea Basketball Court

    Maroubra

    $44,000

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd

    Gazebo Project at Boeing Pl, Brighton-Le-Sans

    Brighton-Le-Sans

    $10,909

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd

    Outdoor Seats for Nullaburra Rd, Caringbah

    Caringbah

    $2,750

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd

    Garden and Driveway Improvement

    Caringbah

    $3,650

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd

    Community Garden Project at Mirabooka Ave, Little Bay

    Little Bay

    $2,420

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd

    Pergola and Paving at Soldiers Settlement, Matraville

    Matraville

    $20,000

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd

    Gazebo Project at 14-16 Robert Street at San Souci

    San Souci

    $10,909

    Riverwood Community Centre Ltd

    Replacement of Garden Sleepers

    Kirawee

    $191

    Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

    Surry Hills Northcott Community Shed (SHNCS)

    Surry Hills

    $30,000

  • South Western Sydney

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Cabramatta Community Centre

    Make Our Place Beautiful

    Liverpool

    $19,100

    Hume Community Housing Association Company Ltd

    The Claymore Employment and Social Enterprise Hub

    Claymore

    $50,000

    Liverpool City Council

    Jersey Park Lighting and Beautification Project

    Busby

    $49,600

    Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections Inc.

    Community Fit

    Warwick Farm

    $50,000

    Liverpool Women's Resource Centre Inc.

    Grow Well Community Garden and Kitchen

    Ashcroft

    $26,525

    Mission Australia Housing/MA Housing

    Bransgrove Road Community Centre and Garden Fit Out

    Revesby

    $47,000

    Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation

    Tharawal Community Garden and Cultural Area Access Pathway Project

    Airds

    $20,620

    Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation

    Waranwarin Community Access and Safety Upgrade Project

    Minto

    $40,000

    Women's Housing Company Ltd

    'Living better and feeling safer' at 17-19 Willan Drive, Cartwright

    Cartwright

    $50,000

  • Southern NSW

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Anglican Diocesan Services

    Karabar Community Centre

    Queanbeyan-Karabar

    $50,000

    Bega Valley Shire Council

    Children's Dreaming Garden

    Eden

    $49,800

    Goulburn Family Support Service Inc.

    Goulburn SaCC Early Learning Centre Expansion project

    Goulburn

    $50,000

    Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Mogo Community Garden

    Mogo

    $17,647

    Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation

    The Eric Bell Centre

    Yass

    $50,000

    Queanbeyan City Council

    Karabar Community Openspace Project

    Queanbeyan -Karabar

    $50,000

    Southern Women’s Group Inc.

    Street Investment Project

    Bega

    $3,320

    Twofold Aboriginal Corporation

    Twofold Amenities and Access Improvement

    Broadwater

    $50,000

    YMCA of Sydney

    Cooma Youth HUB - Kitchen & Mobility Lift

    Cooma

    $48,401

  • Sydney

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Alpha House Artists Co-operative Ltd

    Creation of a Multi-use Outdoor Area and Gallery/ Community Space Upgrade

    Erskineville

    $17,000

    Leichhardt Municipal Council

    Paringa Reserve - Improvements to access, amenity and social integration

    Balmain

    $32,230

    Mission Australia Housing/MA Housing

    Common Ground Sydney Community Spaces Upgrade

    Pyrmont

    $30,000

    Riverwood Community Centre LTD

    Upgrading Common Area and Community Room for Violet Street, Roselands

    Roselands

    $5,923

    STUCCO Co-operative

    STUCCO Great Hall Upgrade - Creating a Functional Community Space

    Newtown

    $48,870

    Sydney University Settlement

    Improvements to the Exterior of The Settlement's flats

    Darlington

    $25,830

    University of NSW

    UNSW CDP Social Housing Community Garden Upgrade

    Waterloo

    $50,000

    Weave Youth and Community Services

    Hallway & Foyers Art Project

    Redfern

    $49,350

  • Western NSW

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Bogan Shire Council

    Lions Park Revitalisation Project

    Nyngan

    $34,000

    Coonamble Shire Council

    Safety First at Gulargambone Skate Park

    Gulargambone

    $35,783

    Dubbo City Council

    Apollo Estate Community Recreational and Meeting Space

    Dubbo

    $50,000

    Housing Plus

    Edye Park Upgrade

    Orange-Glenroi

    $50,000

    Housing Plus

    Margaret Stevenson Park - Outdoor Gym and Park Upgrade

    Orange-Bowen

    $48,829

    Walgett Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Namoi Reserve Playground

    Walgett

    $50,000

    Walgett Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Gingie Reserve Playground

    Walgett

    $50,000

  • Western Sydney

    Applicant Project TitleLocationFunding

    Blacktown City Council

    Bidwill Reserve Playground Installation

    Bidwill

    $50,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Lethbridge Park Community Hall Improvement Project

    Lethbridge Park

    $28,036

    Blacktown City Council

    Popondetta Park - upgrade of existing amenities building

    Emerton

    $50,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Robert Brown Reserve off Flushcombe Road, Blacktown - Green screen

    Blacktown

    $39,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Tregear Reserve - outdoor fitness stations

    Tregear

    $50,000

    Blacktown City Council

    Whalan Community Centre - air conditioning installation

    Whalan

    $30,000

    Graceades Community Cottage Inc.

    The Cottage Gardens

    Bidwill

    $32,000

    Graceades Community Cottage Inc.

    Upgrade Disability Bathroom and New Tiled Flooring in Meeting Room

    Bidwill

    $42,493

    Graceades Community Cottage Inc.

    Willmot Community Hub Engagement Express

    Willmot

    $32,000

    Holroyd City Council

    Bill Heckenberg Reserve, Merrylands - Park and Playground Improvement Project

    Merrylands

    $50,000

    Hume Community Housing Association Company Ltd

    Creation of Telopea Rest Areas - A Community Art Project

    Telopea

    $23,830

    Karabi Community & Development Services Inc.

    TNC Centre Maintenance and Improvement

    Seven Hills

    $24,943

    Mission Australia/ MA Housing

    Beames Avenue Rubbish Education Program

    Mount Druitt

    $47,498

    Parramatta City Council

    Amenity Improvements for Dundas Community Centre

    Telopea

    $44,000

    Parramatta City Council

    Library Access and Digital Inclusion in Guildford's Public Domain

    Guildford

    $43,396

    Philippine Australian Community Foundation Inc.

    Kitchen Renovations-Philippine Australian Cultural Centre

    Blacktown

    $50,000

    St Clements Anglican Church Lalor Park and Kings Langley

    Create More Versatile Space with Improved Acoustics in Existing Hall

    Lalor Park

    $50,000

    UCA - Parramatta Nepean Presbytery

    Child Friendly Space, Storage and Covered Outdoor Area.

    Bidwill

    $50,000


Funding Requirements

Funding is subject to applicants providing documentation and details required by FACS to complete a funding agreement, including land owner approval for the proposed works and evidence of development application consent (or exemption where needed).

Organisations will need to collaborate, plan and / or implement projects with local social housing tenants to maximise the benefits to social housing tenants and the broader community.

Progress Reporting

You are required to provide progress updates upon request by your FACS District Officer, approximately every three months.

In April 2017, Round One projects will be asked to submit a 'SHCIF15 - Progress Report' on SmartyGrants (the online grants management portal) using your organisation’s account details. This form will be attached to your submitted application at the end of March 2017.

Completion Reporting

SHCIF projects must be completed within 12 months of the funding agreement being signed by FACS.

Recipients must advise their District Officer when their project is complete and submit a Completion Report and Acquittal Statement in SmartyGrants within 30 days of project completion.

Once logged into SmartyGrants:

  • Fill in the Completion Report form attached to your record in SmartyGrants.
  • Download an Acquittal Statement by clicking on the link below. Complete the form and have it signed by two authorised representatives of your organisation. Scan and attach it to your Completion Report in SmartyGrants.
  • Once completed and all evidence is attached click the 'review & submit' button to officially lodge your report.

If you require a copy of the Acquittal Statement please contact the SHCIF team on SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au or 1800 379 184.

Please contact your FACS District Officer for instructions on how to return any unspent grant funds.

Further Assistance

If you require assistance with your SHCIF grant, please contact your District Officer or the SHCIF team on 1800 379 184 or SHCIF@facs.nsw.gov.au.

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019