WestInvest grants open for community projects
Community groups in West and South-West Sydney can now register their interest in a share of $1.6 billion in funding through the WestInvest Community Project Grants program.
Credit: Destination NSW
Organisations such as community, sports, multicultural and faith-based groups, non-government organisations, local Aboriginal land councils, universities, local councils, registered charities, and more are encouraged to submit their ideas for transforming their neighbourhoods to be considered for funding.
Eligible projects must be based in one or more of the 15 eligible Sydney Local Government Areas and deliver transformational infrastructure that addresses one of the six focus areas:
- Parks, urban spaces, and green space.
- Enhancing community infrastructure, such as local sporting grounds.
- Modernising local schools.
- Creating and enhancing arts and cultural facilities.
- Revitalising high streets, and
- Clearing local traffic.
Minister for Enterprise and Trade, and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said WestInvest had been designed to fund projects that address real, local community need.
“This $1.6 billion grant program is significant, and its importance lies in that it is driven by local people with local ideas,” Mr Ayres said.
“This isn’t a top-down approach to community improvements – this is about informed, capable community groups being able to access funds for projects to transform their communities on a tangible, local level.”
Registrations of Interest for the WestInvest Community Project Grants program close on Thursday 21 April 2022.