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Community groups to benefit from improved Infrastructure Grants

Community organisations across our region will have more opportunities to apply for funding of local projects as part of changes to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants, Member for Bega Andrew Constance said today.

Mr Constance said the changes would make it easier to apply for a wide range of Infrastructure Grants across arts and culture, emergency preparedness and sport and recreation.

“The NSW Government is giving more communities the opportunity to access the funding more often,” Mr Constance said.

“The new funding guidelines will mean the NSW Government can fund a wider range of projects. A simpler application process will cut red tape and allow for faster assessment.

“I encourage our local community organisations to learn more about the new guidelines and consider applying for grants, with the first new funding round opening Tuesday, August 1.”

Instead of one round of funding each year for grants up to $1 million, there will now be four rounds. New 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.

Mr Constance said the Infrastructure Grants program has supported some great projects across NSW including local sports ground facilities, public swimming pools, children’s play areas, museums, art galleries, back-up power generators and accommodation for volunteers and the community.

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said Infrastructure Grants can make a real difference to communities, bringing together people to enjoy new or improved sports, recreation, arts and cultural facilities, or help improve community safety in times of emergency.

“During this term of government, $50 million from the program is being provided to communities across NSW,” Mr Toole said.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit

Above: Andrew Constance encouraged the community to look at the grants that were coming on line and take up the opportunities being offered by preparing grant applications for shovel ready projects.

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