Community groups invited to apply for NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

Organisations in the Dubbo electorate can now apply for funding to support local community projects, thanks to the NSW Government’s Clubgrants program.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Clubgrants allow local community groups to build or upgrade community facilities, with applications welcome from not-for-profit organisations.

“$12.5 million is available this year for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” Mr Saunders said.

“This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects that will provide long-term benefits to the community.

“Infrastructure Grants can fund construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure.

“In previous rounds we’ve funded renovations to the Gulgong RSL to make it suitable for evacuation purposes, upgraded the irrigation pumping station at Wellington Golf Club, contributed to the creation of an ambulance waiting bay at Mudgee Airport, completed a refurbishment of Dubbo’s Lady Cutler Southeast training nets, and helped create an outdoor community activity hub near Cale Oval in Narromine.

“The grants are about connecting the community, fostering participation in sport, recreation and arts, and boosting social inclusion and disaster resilience.”

Made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, these grants re-invest profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects. Since 2015, the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government have funded more than 520 community projects worth $81 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.  

Funding is available for infrastructure projects in four key areas:

  • Arts & Culture,
  • Community Infrastructure,
  • Disaster Readiness,
  • Sport & Recreation.

Applications for the first round of funding for 2022/23 opened Monday 27 June, and close Monday 18 July. To find out more information or to apply, please visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/clubgrants-infrastructure.

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