LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin encourages not-for-profit organisations, schools and local councils to apply for between $10,000 and $200,000 under the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program, which closes on 18 July 2022.
Ms Saffin said the popular Clubgrants program re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines back into local community projects.
She said the funding covers four key areas, including arts & culture, community infrastructure, disaster readiness, and sport and recreation.
“This program aims to fund the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of infrastructure for disadvantaged or disaster-affected regional communities.”
More detailed information is available at: Infrastructure Grants: community infrastructure | NSW Government
However, eligible applicants include:
- Not-for-profit organisations that will be responsible for operating and/or maintaining the infrastructure.
- Schools – applicants must consider if and how the infrastructure project is accessible to the public outside school hours.
- Local councils – applicants are required to cash-match the funding amount requested.
They can apply for funding under this stream if their project supports infrastructure such as:
- Multipurpose community service or hub
- Services for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community, an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community; for homeless people; for older people; for people experiencing domestic violence; for people with disability; for young people; or for women.
Successful projects need to involve infrastructure that is accessible and available to the public most of the time.