A RAFT of local community groups are celebrating after receiving funding from the NSW Government's Community Building Partnership program.
Local member Andrew Fraser said 12 local projects are among 1424 across the state which will shared in $35 million in grants.
"Local construction and trades jobs and local businesses stand to benefit from the activity as community infrastructure is built, refurbish or enhanced," Mr Fraser said
The successful Coffs Coast projects are:
- CHESS - $67,500 for the building of permanent Men's Shed in Coffs Harbour;
- Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club - $63,240 for the refurbishment and upgrade of boat wash down and fish cleaning facilities;
- Coffs Harbour Kart Club - $25,000 for toilet block upgrade and improvement of the in/out grid area of the track;
- Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium Inc - $17,100 to replace the air conditioning unit;
- CWA Woolgoolga - $15,000 for the renovation of the kitchen in the CWA Rooms;
- Sawtell Girl Guides - $36,200 for the upgrade of the kitchen facilities;
- Jagun Aged Care - $40,000 to enhance the quality of life of Aboriginal elders with some form of disability through transport;
- Orara Valley Progress Association Inc - $35,000 for a caretakers residence;
- Rotary Club of Woolgoolga - $15,000 for a Woolgoolga heritage trail;
- Sawtell District Meals on Wheels Inc - $42,945 for upgrading interior/exterior of the Community Hall and installation of sustainable energy saving equipment;
- Seaboard Community Neighbourhood Services Inc - $15,440 for the upgrade of community facilities at Urunga Neighbourhood Centre; and
- Upper Orara Recreation Reserve Trust - $27,556 for the upgrade of community sport and recreation facilities.