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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


    Project Title



    BEST Employment Ltd

    Linking Together Centre Homework Centre upgrade



    Central Coast Council

    Jarrett Street Reserve upgrade - Gosford North

    North Gosford


  • Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW


    Project Title



    Aboriginal Evangelical Church Eden

    Rebuild of three toilets in hall



    Barnardos Australia

    Howard Fowles Park upgrade



    Bega Valley Shire Council

    Westside pathway connecting community through Reservoir Street



    Goulburn Mulwaree Council

    New playground equipment - Hudson Park, Goulburn



    Queanbeyan-palerang Regional Council

    Moore Park Community Hub



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

  • Mid-North Coast and Northern NSW


    Project Title



    Clarence Valley Council

    Provision of active recreation infrastructure at Hakea Park, Yamba



    Community Housing Ltd

    Kempsey community circular sensory garden



    Kyogle Together Incorporated

    Youth and Community Centre - upgrade and refurbishment



    Muli Muli Local Aboriginal Land Council

    Outdoor gymnasium equipment for Muli Muli community

    Muli Muli


    Richmond Valley Council

    Improving amenity - Casino’s Community Playgroup Building



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

  • Murrumbidgee, Far West and Western NSW


    Project Title



    Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT

    Ashmont community accessible playground



    Brewarrina Shire Council

    Brewarrina children’s precinct upgrades



    Cobar Shire Council

    Provision of playground equipment in Rankin Park



    Dubbo Regional Council

    Delroy North Parklands - social inclusion project



    Dubbo Regional Council

    Improvement of the site



    Intereach Ltd

    Play time again in Kubank Park



    Intereach Ltd

    Remember Wattle Hill



    Parkes Shire Council

    Walking for Wentworth - footpath rejuvenation



    Wentworth Area Skate Park Committee

    To create the Wentworth Area Skate Park



    Westside Community Centre Inc.

    The Giilang wall  (the story wall)

    West Albury*


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

  • South Western Sydney


    Project Title



    Airds High School P&C Association

    Airds community garden



    Mission Australia

    Miller Child and Family Community Centre improvement project




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



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

  • Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and Northern Sydney


    Project Title



    Riverwood Community Centre Pty Ltd

    Community garden outdoor kitchen



    Weave Youth and Community Services Inc.

    Active community spaces at the Weave Community Hub in Woolloomooloo



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

  • Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains


    Project Title



    Blacktown City Council

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



    Blacktown City Council

    Tregear Community Centre - safety and amenity improvements



    Blacktown City Council

    Lethbridge Park Community Centre - amenities refurbishment

    Lethbridge Park


    * 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

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 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

  • 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 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

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Last updated: 23 Jan 2024