Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages local community organisations in to apply for funding to support local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Stuart Ayres said $12.5 million is 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 consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to the local community,” Stuart Ayres said.
“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 are available for projects that support youth, mental health, homelessness and domestic violence services as well as drought-affected communities.”
Stuart Ayres said that since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 320 community projects worth $78 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.
Previous recipients have included projects such as the Nepean Hockey Association for refurbishment of the hockey centre, Penrith City Council’s Jamison Park upgrade, Kingwood High School’s oval refurbishment and Penrith City Council to upgrade the audio visual at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
The grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from gaming machines into community projects. Funding is available for infrastructure projects in three key areas:
- Arts & Culture
- Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
- Sport & Recreation
Applications for the first round of funding for 2019/20 are now open and close on Monday 26 August. If community organisations are unsure whether their projects are eligible for a grant, they can contact 9995 0992. To find out more information or to apply, please visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au