Port Macquarie MP encourages the community to apply for state infrastructure grants

Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams: Apply for grant funding in three key areas - Arts and culture; disaster readiness; community infrastructure; sport and recreation.

Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams: Apply for grant funding in three key areas - Arts and culture; disaster readiness; community infrastructure; sport and recreation.

Community organisations are invited to apply for funding to support local projects under the NSW government's Infrastructure Grants program. There is $12.5 million available in the 2019/20 program for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure.

I encourage local organisations to apply for funds for a project to help make a real difference in the community.

The 2019/20 program and has been expanded to support projects that build community connections. And, the application process has been streamlined to make it easier and quicker.

For the first time, the grants can support youth, mental health, homelessness and domestic violence services and drought-affected communities.

The grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from gaming machines.

Applications for the first round are open until Monday, August 26, 2019. Anyone unsure of their project's eligibility can contact 9995 0992. To find out more or to apply visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au

Women of the Year

Residents can highlight the brilliant women in their personal and professional lives by nominating them for the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Many women in our region pour their heart and soul into their careers, families and volunteer work, strengthening and enriching our community.

They are inspiring role models for all women and girls, and it's time we show them they are appreciated. I urge you to spend a few minutes on a nomination to let the women in your lives know they are valued.

Nominations close on Friday, October 25, 2019. For more information or to submit a nomination visit: women.nsw.gov.au.

Winners to be announced at the International Convention Centre Sydney, on Thursday, March 5, 2020, ahead of International Women's Day.

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