Applicants have four opportunities to apply for grants throughout the year: August and November 2017, February and May 2018.
Grants available are between:
- $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture projects
- $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness projects
- $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation projects.
Priority will given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, regional and remote communities, disadvantaged communities, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Infrastructure Grants are funded through Clubgrants Category 3, which reinvests 0.4 per cent of clubs’ gaming machine profits over $1 million back into community projects.
Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the government is making it easier to apply for Infrastructure Grants.
“The government is giving more communities the opportunity to access the funding more often,” Mr Toole said.
“The new funding guidelines will mean the government can fund a wider range of projects. A simpler application process will cut red tape and allow for faster assessment.”