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.

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

Compass Housing Company Limited

Landscaping of Common Areas

Broken Hill

$50,000

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

Link Housing Ltd

Allison Street - Community Garden

Eastwood

$20,000

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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

Applicant Project Title Location Funding

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.

Download: Acquittal Statement SHCIF15 

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.