COMMUNITY GROUPS INVITED TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS

Community organisations can now apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Mr George said Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture and emergency preparedness.

“I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our local community,” Mr George said.

“These projects bring people together to enjoy new or improved sports, recreation, arts and cultural facilities, or help improve community safety in times of emergency.

Mr George said the funding comes from the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue to benefit local communities.

“Recent improvements to the program have created more chances to apply for funding and encouraged more diverse projects,” he said.

“Instead of one round of funding each year, there are now four rounds, while a streamlined application process has cut red tape and led to faster assessment.”

Funding ranges are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation.

Applications for the next round of Infrastructure Grants are open from 1 to 19 February.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit http://www.liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au/Pages/about-us/our-initiatives/infrastructure-grants.aspx

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.