Community organisations in the Central West can now apply for funding to support local projects under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the impacts of COVID-19 are still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations will remain a priority.
“A total of $12.5 million is available in 2021/22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” Mr Saunders said.
“This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects that will provide long-term benefits to the community.
“Infrastructure grants can fund construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure. Projects funded may include new or upgraded sports grounds, museums, theatres, homeless shelters and evacuation centres.”
Community infrastructure is now a standalone category in the wider Clubgrants program and it can be used for spaces like halls and meeting rooms, community transport, and infrastructure that supports youth, disability, mental health, homelessness, and domestic violence services.
“This is about connecting the community, fostering participation in sport, recreation and arts, and boosting social inclusion and disaster resilience,” Mr Saunders said.
“In previous rounds, and in other categories, we’ve funded upgrades to Gulgong RSL to make it suitable for evacuation purposes, upgraded netball courts in Dubbo, and helped create an outdoor community activity hub near Cale Oval in Narromine.”
Applications for funding are now open and will close on Monday July 26.
To find out more information or to apply, please visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au