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Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF)

The SHCIF awards grants to local organisations to improve physical surrounds, facilities and amenities in social housing communities.

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 DCJ 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 DCJ 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 DCJ on or before 31 March 2018. Any requests for an extension will be considered by DCJ 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 DCJ in writing immediately via SHCIF@DCJ.nsw.gov.au.

Project variations must be approved by DCJ 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 DCJ officer or email SHCIF@DCJ.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@DCJ.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.

DCJ 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 DCJ.

Further Assistance

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

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Last updated: 23 Jan 2024