Organisations across the region can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the program provides organisations the opportunity to apply for funding of between $50,000 and $250,000 to cover the cost of construction, alteration, renovation, completion, and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure that benefits regional communities.
“This is a great chance for local organisations to seek funding for a project to provide long-term tangible benefits to the community,” Mr Saunders said.
“In previous rounds we’ve funded renovations to the Gulgong RSL to make it suitable for evacuation purposes, restored the floor of the Wellington Civic Centre, assisted the construction of the Mudgee BMX Pump Tracks in the Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex, refurbished Narromine Soccer Club’s amenities at Dundas Oval, and the purchase of a back-up power generator for West Dubbo Bowling Centre to set up an emergency evacuation site.
“These projects are all about creating healthy and connected communities, promoting participation in sport, recreation and arts, and boosting social inclusion and disaster resilience.
“The current round of funding will prioritise projects which deliver outcomes for disadvantaged NSW communities, including regional, remote and drought and disaster affected areas, culturally and linguistically diverse, disability, and Aboriginal communities.
“Funding under the program is made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects.”
The current round of funding closes on Monday 21 August 2023. To learn more about the fund, and to apply, go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/clubgrants-category-3-fund