Local organisations can now apply for grants up to $300,000 to help not-for-profit groups protect their communities in emergencies such as bushfires, storms and floods.
NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant said the $2.5 million Emergency Relief Infrastructure Grants are for constructing new or upgraded facilities that make communities safer.
“These projects will help protect lives and property and support the often heroic efforts of our wonderful emergency services staff and volunteers in times of crisis,” Mr Grant said.
“Previously funded projects include a dam to supply water-bombing helicopters during bushfires, power generators and kitchens to help feed residents during emergencies."
The grants are funded in 2016-17 under ClubGRANTS, which provides $50 million over four years to local communities across NSW for infrastructure in three categories:
- sport and recreation
- arts and culture
- emergency relief facilities
An applicant information pack is now available on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website with applications closing on Friday 7 October.
Applications close Friday 7 October and will be assessed by the ClubGRANTS fund committee. Successful projects will be announced in late 2016.
To apply, visit the Liquor & Gaming NSW website.