Community organisations across the state have been awarded a total of $4 million to fund local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Projects that build or upgrade facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and essential community infrastructure have received funding.
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the 32 projects receiving funding will help local organisations deliver tangible, long-term benefits to the communities they serve.
“We’re proud to support these important community organisations that work tirelessly to create resilient, healthy and connected communities,” Mr Dominello said.
“The projects they’re delivering will boost participation in sport, recreation and arts, social inclusion and disaster resilience – making a real difference in people’s lives across NSW.”
Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 350 community projects worth $82 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.
This year the program expanded to fund projects that build community connections by supporting drought-affected communities and youth, mental health and domestic violence services.
The grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community infrastructure projects across three key areas:
- Arts & Culture
- Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
- Sport & Recreation
Applications for the second round of funding for 2019/20 have opened and close on 16 December. Learn more at responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/funding-opportunities/infrastructure-grants.