Charles said the deadline is fast approaching, with applications for the CBP Program closing on Monday 31 October.
"The Community Building Partnerships are vital for moving local projects forward and upgrading essential services," Charles said.
"I recommend those organisations yet to apply for this important program to make sure they meet the deadline.
"Projects deemed eligible inject jobs into the region - and boost community participation in a range of programs and facilities.
"Successful applicants must be ready to start work by mid-2012 and projects need to be completed by the end of June 2013.
"The Premier Barry O'Farrell has allocated $35 million to this initiative, with $400,000 available for the Strathfield Electorate.
"The successful projects in Strathfield will be announced by the Premier in March," Charles said.
Applications can be made online at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au