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The Minister of Internal Affairs has agreed to the Department posting the Cabinet papers and minutes on the Significant Community Based Project Fund on its website. This page gives you access to the Cabinet papers and minutes on the Significant Community Based Project Fund. These papers are released consistent with the Official Information Act 1982.

Please note that these are Cabinet papers, not Departmental papers, and that they appear on the Department's website for reasons of convenience.

To read a paper, click on the highlighted title below. The papers are all in .pdf format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site. They are listed in date order, with the earliest at the top.

Identifying Papers
To make it easier to follow, the number and letter code that appears with each paper is the reference number assigned by Cabinet Office. The format of the reference number indicates the type of paper:
  • Min indicates the paper is a minute from a meeting, which contains a number of decisions. Where Min does not appear, in most cases this indicates that a paper from the Minister is attached
  • (05) Indicates the year in which a paper was considered [e.g.2005]
  • POL refers to the Cabinet Policy Committee
  • CBC refers to the Cabinet Business Committee
  • CAB refers to Cabinet
In general, a Cabinet paper is first considered by a Cabinet Committee, which makes decisions, then by Cabinet, which confirms or alters the decisions of the Committee.

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Establishment of the Fund
The Significant Community Based Projects Fund was established in 2005 to support community-based projects and events of regional and national significance. The Cabinet papers and minutes relevant to this Fund are available below.
Cabinet Decisions for the 2005/2006 Funding Round
In May 2006, Cabinet granted funding to 6 successful projects. The Cabinet papers and relevant minutes are available below.