$1.2m to improve social housing communities

The NSW Government is calling on organisations to apply for a share of $1.2 million in funding to help build or improve community facilities for social housing tenants and the wider community.

The Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) offers grants of $35,000 to $50,000 to organisations to undertake physical improvements to build, refurbish or enhance facilities in or close to social housing communities across NSW.

Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward said the SHCIF was designed to improve liveability for social housing tenants and to better integrate social housing with the wider community.

“Upgrades or new facilities completed as a result of SHCIF not only help to improve the liveability and amenity of social housing areas, but help bridge the gap between social housing and the broader community,” Ms Goward said.

“I encourage all eligible organisations to apply for funding for projects across NSW which will benefit social housing residents.”

Funding under Round 4 will prioritise high-density social housing populations that have received $100,000 or less in previous SHCIF rounds to ensure all social housing residents across the state benefit from improved community facilities.

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