Funding announced for Upper Hunter Shire in the 2018 Community Building Partnership program

MORE than $108,000 was secured for organisations in the Upper Hunter Shire, thanks to the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership program.

The big winners were the King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge Inc, Aberdeen Pre-School and Woolooma Sport & Recreation Club Inc, who each received $20,000.

The Murrurundi Golf Club also fared well, pocketing $19,800, with the Aberdeen Men’s Shed and Merriwa P&C Association collecting $13,940 and $12,472 respectively.

“The government’s strong economic management ensures we are in a position to invest in these important local projects,” Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen said. 

“This is fantastic news for the Upper Hunter Shire.

“The grassroots funding will directly help to create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and/or recreational outcomes for our local area.

“I congratulate all our local organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

The list of successful projects in the Upper Hunter Shire for 2018:

* Merriwa P&C Association $12,472

* Aberdeen Men’s Shed $13,940

* King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge Inc. $20,000

* Murrurundi Golf Club $19,800

* Upper Hunter Men’s Shed $2569

* Aberdeen Preschool Assoc Inc. $20,000

* Woolooma Sport & Recreation Club Inc. $20,000

The Community Building Partnership program has funded some 13,800 projects since it began nearly a decade ago. 

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit