Community groups invited to apply for NSW government infrastructure grants

Community groups invited to apply for NSW government infrastructure grants

Local organisations in the Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government's Infrastructure Grants program.

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman said there was $12.5 million available in 2021/22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure as part of this program.

"This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects which will provide long- term benefits to the community. Projects funded may include new or upgraded sports grounds, museums, theatres, homeless shelters and evacuation centres," Mrs Tuckerman said.

"The program is about connecting the community, encouraging participation in sport, recreation and arts and boosting social inclusion and disaster resilience."

Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded more than 530 community projects worth $105 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said Infrastructure Grants were an important part of boosting the economy and rebuilding struggling communities that are still feeling the impact of COVID-19.

"Some communities have struggled to maintain sports, cultural and other social activities during COVID-19, so the funding can back projects that are beneficial for communities," he said.

Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government's ClubGrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state's registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following categories:

  • Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
  • Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
  • Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
  • Sport & Recreation: $50,000 to $300,000 available per project

The full list of funded projects is here.

Applications for the next round of funding are open until Monday November 22.

To find out more or to apply, visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au.

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