Community Building Partnership projects announced

THE electorate of Penrith has secured $295,143.00 in funding for a total of nine projects through the NSW Government’s 2023 Community Building Partnership Program. 

Member for Penrith, Karen McKeown OAM said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including that of Mama Lana’s Community Foundation for the purchase of a walkie reach stacker forklift. Mama Lana’s Community Foundation is successful in securing $25,000. 

The funding will also assist improvements to local facilities including that at Penrith Citizens Youth Clubs Penrith for wall mounted fans to the main hall with a successful grant amount of $25,760.

“This is fantastic news for Penrith,” Mrs McKeown said.  

“This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. 

“I congratulate all the 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 Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 19,700 community projects since it commenced in 2009. For more information, visit the Community Building Partnership website: