Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill, today congratulated the 15 community groups that shared in $300,000 in capital funding in the Summer Hill electorate.

Ms Haylen announced the grants at a recognition event at Pratten Park Bowling Club in Ashfield this afternoon, committing funds to new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities through the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

The successful applicants are:  

Woodfield Nursing Home

Upgrade a swimming pool to ensure elderly residents with limited mobility can access hydrotherapy programs



Providing covered outdoor learning spaces, including upgrading access to the library & upper classrooms



Providing quality cat enclosures, ventilation, insulation and flooring & exploring the use of community based dog training facilities.




Heating and cooling system for the studio at Addison Road Comm Centre studio.



Upgrade the existing attic space as a drop-in facility for people with disability.



Create an outdoor education & performance space, based around an indigenous garden.


Infants’ Home Ashfield

Renovation & refurbishment of an old children’s services bathroom as a multipurpose community venue.


Australian Foundation for Disability

Makeover the backyard at Ashfield Day Program as a sensory garden.


Haberfield Public P&C

New equipment and softfall to upgrade the  Haberfield P&C playground


Marrickville Legal Centre

Refurbish the MLC offices for clients and staff, including painting & replacing carpets.



Convert the front-foyer of Stretch-a-Family head office into a comfortable space for those who have left state care aged 18-25.


Canterbury Community Childcare Centre

Continue the playground refurbishment that was also funded last year.


Bower Reuse and Repair Centre

Install industrial shelves to help manage inventory – oversubscribed following amazing programs like “From House to Home” with Mums 4 Refugees


Addison Road Community Centre

Upgrade drainage at the centre to assist with flood risk management.


Greek Orthodox Community Childcare

Create a natural outdoor play environment for children aged 0-5.



Quotes attributable to the Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

“These groups represent everything we love about the inner west: dedicated and passionate people doing their very best to take care of others. 

“These groups care for people with disability, school kids, seniors and even our companion animals.

‘’This grassroots funding will directly benefit our community and will deliver new infrastructure for schools and community groups, and will help pay for much-needed improvements.

“I am proud of each of the groups that applied and thank the community for taking the time to let me know what projects they hoped to see funded.

“This is an outstanding result for the local community.”

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2016 program can be found at under the ‘successful grants’ tab