Infrastructure Grants program open for applications

State member for Lismore Thomas George and Tenterfield mayor Peter Petty with happy Urbenville community members Noel Vinall, Sally Quinn, Steve Goldthorpe, Kerry Brown and Joe O’Mullane after receiving funding for Urbenville Hall in an earlier round of the Infrastructure Grants program.
State member for Lismore Thomas George and Tenterfield mayor Peter Petty with happy Urbenville community members Noel Vinall, Sally Quinn, Steve Goldthorpe, Kerry Brown and Joe O’Mullane after receiving funding for Urbenville Hall in an earlier round of the Infrastructure Grants program.

Infrastructure project funding of up to $300,000 is being offered for new or upgraded community facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture and emergency preparedness.

Urbenville Memorial Hall was a big winner in an earlier round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, receiving a grant for a $245,000 upgrade. Other projects receiving funding include theatre upgrades, clubhouse construction, oval revitalisation and war memorials.

Community organisations can now apply for the next round of funding for local projects, MP Thomas George has announced.

“I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our local community,” he said.

“These projects bring people together to enjoy new or improved sports, recreation, arts and cultural facilities, or help improve community safety in times of emergency.”

Funding comes from the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue to benefit local communities.

“Recent improvements to the program have created more chances to apply for funding and encouraged more diverse projects,” Mr George said. 

“Instead of one round of funding each year, there are now four rounds, while a streamlined application process has cut red tape and led to faster assessment.”

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 close February 19. Click here for more information.

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