Member for Orange Phil Donato hands out $25,000 to Trundle SES and Peak Hill Golf Club

Member for Orange Philip Donato was in the Parkes Shire last month handing out $25,000 worth of cheques.

He visited the Trundle SES unit where he presented volunteers $15,000.

The Trundle Village Progress Association, to whom the cheque was made out, is helping the Trundle SES members finance a new shed.

The funds will go towards the $30,000 structure, which will be an addition to the estimated 29-year-old shed that currently stands on the premises and big enough to house their SES truck.

Mr Donato also handed over $10,000 to the Peak Hill Golf Club for the long-awaited installation of underground piping.

The three kilometres of pipes will supply the golf course with recycled water.

The money is all part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.

At the same time, the MP announced the next round of applications for the program were open.

Mr Donato said $330,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including the Orange Electorate, and urged local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“Local sports clubs, charities, men’s sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program,” he said.

“The NSW Government has made improving local infrastructure a key priority and our strong economic management allows us to make this investment.

“If your organisation or club needs extra funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities, then I’d strongly encourage you to apply.”

The Community Building Partnership program has awarded $275 million in funding to 12,000 community projects since it began in 2009.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, June 15.

Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit: the www.nsw.gov.au/cbp