Funding up for grabs for local community projects
Community groups across the Monaro looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are being urged to apply for funding under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said previous rounds of the fund have proven that these grants can make a real difference to the local community.
“I know that our local community organisations have ideas in the works and just need the funding to make their plans a reality. Now is the time to act and apply for a grant,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Applications are now open for the categories of sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness. These broad categories can cover a wide range of projects.” Mr Barilaro said many local projects have been funded under previous rounds of the Infrastructure Grants Program, including the Jerrabomberra Hot Shots Tennis Courts for kids ($100,000), Queanbeyan’s Rusten House Arts Centre redevelopment ($250,000), Cooma Little Theatre’s upgrade ($427,000), Cooma’s Lions Park redevelopment ($307,000), Stage 1 of the Braidwood Recreation Grounds redevelopment ($500,000) and Lake Jindabyne’s Foreshore Recreation Area ($110,000).
“Whether it is by providing new or improved sporting or cultural facilities, or by protecting local residents in emergency situations, the projects under this fund have a great impact on communities,” said Mr Barilaro.
“This year will see the NSW Government complete its commitment to invest $50 million into community infrastructure projects across NSW in four years.”
The funding is provided through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which receives a contribution from registered clubs’ gaming machine profits to benefit local communities.
Funding ranges are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation.
Applications for the next round of Infrastructure Grants are open until 23 July.
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