New and improved infrastructure funding program open to the Monaro

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New and improved infrastructure funding program open to the Monaro

Thursday, 27th July 2017

Following changes to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, community organisations in the Monaro now have more opportunities to apply for funding for local projects, Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced today.

John Barilaro said the changes will make it easier to apply for a wide range of Infrastructure Grants across arts and culture, emergency preparedness and sport and recreation.

“The NSW Government has found a way to change the funding scheme so that a wider range of projects can be supported. Additionally, the application process for the Infrastructure Grants program has been simplified, which will cut red tape and allow for faster assessment,” Mr Barilaro said.

“I encourage our local community organisations to learn more about the new guidelines and consider applying for grants, with the first round of the new funding opening on August 1.

Instead of one round of funding each year for grants up to $1 million, there will now be four rounds. New 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.

“The Infrastructure Grants program has previously supported some great projects across NSW, including local sports ground facilities, public swimming pools, children’s play areas, museums, art galleries, back-up power generators and accommodation for volunteers and the community.”

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said Infrastructure Grants can make a real difference to communities, bringing together people to enjoy new or improved sports, recreation, arts and cultural facilities, or help improve community safety in times of emergency.

“During this term of government, $50 million from the program is being provided to communities across NSW,” Mr Toole said.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit