Singleton Community + Economic Development Fund


CEDF BOARD: Cr Sue George, Mayor of Singleton Cr Sue Moore, The Bloomfield Group Chief Development Officer Geoff Moore, Glencore General Manager Ashley McLeod and CEDF chairman Cr Godfrey Adamthwaite


In partnership with Glencore and the Bloomfield Group, Singleton Council established the Community Economic Development Fund in 2019 to ensure the best use of VPA monies for the community now and into the future.

Accordingly, the objectives of the Community Economic Development Fund are to assist in proactively managing the impacts of mining by using policy funds to increase economic growth and productivity and promote health and wellbeing for the communities of the Singleton LGA.  

The broad principles of the Fund are to support the socio-economic future of Singleton by:

  • Creating an environment that fosters and supports business, promotes job creation, supports entrepreneurship and diversifies our industry base.
  • Providing education and training to create the foundations of a prosperous economy and community.
  • Supporting and promoting activities that provide personal fulfilment for residents through arts and culture, encouraging personnel development and by creating beautiful outdoor spaces.
  • Supporting and promoting sporting activities and events that provide physical development and pathways to excellence.
  • Minimising the impacts of social issues such as homelessness and mental health issues.
  • Improving infrastructure to a standard equal to or better than what is available in our cities.
  • Promoting and supporting initiatives that preserves regional biodiversity, minimises waste, supports long-term community sustainability and minimises environmental impacts for future generations.


Administered by the CEDF Joint Management Board comprising Council staff and representatives of Glencore and The Bloomfield Group, a total of $500,000 is available under the first round of funding with Funding Proposal applications invited between September and October 2021 for projects or programs with a minimum value of $10,000.

Funding proposals may include:

  • socio-economic programs and services
  • the construction and/or maintenance of infrastructure 
  • environmental conservation works
  • research, training or education
  • community welfare 
  • community events 

Click here to download the funding guidelines and application form

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