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Extra time to receive a funding boost for social housing spaces

11 May 2017

Community organisations across NSW now have extra time to benefit from almost $8 million in State Government funding to build or improve community facilities for social housing tenants, with an extension of the latest round of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.

Applications for Round 3 of the SHCIF, where local councils, charities and community groups apply for one-off grants of between $2,000 and $50,000, can now be made for another two weeks.

Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward said the SHCIF was a great opportunity for local organisations to work with social housing tenants to provide better community facilities and open spaces.

“These grants can assist to improve people’s lives and help social housing residents and the broader communities come together and thrive,” Ms Goward said.

“I urge any community group, charity or council with project ideas which just need an injection of funding to get started to apply for the SHCIF.”

“This fund is about providing social housing tenants with improved community and open spaces that will reduce the isolation between social housing properties and the wider community and assist us in breaking the cycle of disadvantage.”

Since 2015 the SHCIF has invested in nearly 300 projects across NSW to help build or improve facilities and communal areas used by people living in social housing. Applications for SHCIF Round 3 are now open until 5pm, 24 May 2017.

For a full list of previously successful projects and details of how to apply, visit http://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/SHCIF.