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Regional School Alumni Events Program Inspires

Past students from high schools in the Bathurst electorate will return to their roots to inspire the next generation of school leavers thanks to the NSW Government’s new Regional School Alumni Events Program.

The $100,000 program enables schools to apply for funding of up to $2,000 to facilitate the running of an alumni event. This could cover catering, venue hire, presenter gifts, teacher release, administration and any other costs involved in running a successful event. 

This is an exciting opportunity for school students to hear from former students who have already walked the path to further training, work and education, and I can’t wait to see the benefits that the Regional School Alumni Events Program will bring.”

It can be overwhelming when you’re about to finish school and you’re not sure what career path is right for you, which is why we are announcing this program to ensure school students can hear inspiring and practical stories from people who once walked the same school halls they do now. 

Seeing examples of local success is so important in inspiring our young people to take up opportunities and try new careers – you can’t be what you can’t see, and we want our regional youth to see that anything is possible.

Applications open from 5 May 2022 and close on 30 September 2002, to enable events to be held until 30 November 2022. 

The program is open to all government and registered non-government secondary schools in regional NSW. For more information, or to submit a proposal go to:


Applications are now open for the 2022 round of Community Building Partnership grants. 

The Community Building Partnership program invests in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes, while also promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion. 

Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program has awarded more than $399 million to over 18,000 projects.  Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program has awarded more than $399 million to over 18,000 projects.  

In 2022, there is a maximum of $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $150,000.

If you’re an incorporated not-for-profit community organisation or local council, you can apply for grants for building, refurbishing or repairing community infrastructure. 

Applications close Friday 10 June 2022 at 5pm AEST. For more information and program guidelines go to:…/community-building-partnership

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