State funds for sporting and cultural facilities, and emergency preparedness

Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams

Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams

Funding grants for community organisations

Community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.

Applications can be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness until September 24.

This funding can make a real difference to the local community, either by providing new or improved sporting or cultural facilities, or by protecting local residents in emergency situations.

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.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/infrastructure-grants/infrastructure-grants

$4 million surf club fund opens

Local surf life saving clubs can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million state-wide boost to surf club facilities funding.

Surf life saving clubs are the home base for our tens of thousands of volunteer lifesavers patrolling our beaches, allowing all age groups to learn about and contribute to water safety.

We rely on the skill and passion of volunteer surf lifesavers to provide this service and this vital injection of funding will ensure lifesavers have the support they need to do their important work through improving the standard and quality of surf life saving clubs in NSW.

More than $28 million in funding had been allocated in the past decade to make club facilities across NSW safer, accessible and secure.

From nippers to senior patrollers, members of surf life saving clubs provide an amazing service to the people of NSW. Applications close October 5. Details about applications and eligibility can be found at sport.nsw.gov.au/grants.

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