LISMORE COMMUNITY GROUPS INVITED TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS

Community organisations in the electorate of Lismore 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.

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

“The grants are funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue to benefit local communities.

“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.”

Grants can be used towards the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit out of infrastructure in the following areas:

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said $50 million in Infrastructure Grants is being provided to communities across NSW in the current term of government.

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

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 21 May.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit http://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au

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.