The electorate of Hawkesbury has secured $400,000 in funding for a total of 21 projects through the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program.
The Richmond Literary Institute is one of the 21 successful projects and will be receiving $16,000 for the refurbishment of the Archerfield Room at the Richmond School of Arts.
The Richmond Literary Institute was established in 1861. The foundation stone was laid in January 1866 and the building was officially opened by Sir Henry Parkes on August 27th, 1866.
When Richmond Borough Council came into being in 1872 it held its council meetings at the School of Arts until 1913.
Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston who announced the successful grants said:. “This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.”
Applications for the next round of grants in this Program open in early 2022. More information about the program can be found at www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.