The NSW Government has launched the 2019/20 Infrastructure Grants program that will provide $12.5 million for local community projects across the state.
Funding is available for projects such as sports ground upgrades, museums and theatres, evacuation centres and facilities to support youth and the homeless.
This year, the grants program has been expanded to support projects that build community connections.
For the first time, the grants are available for infrastructure projects that support youth, mental health, homelessness and domestic violence services as well as drought-affected communities.
Infrastructure Grants can fund construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure.
They help create resilient and healthy communities by supporting projects that promote participation in sport and recreation, the arts, social inclusion and disaster resilience.
Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 320 community projects worth $78 million under Infrastructure Grants.
The grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from gaming machines from registered clubs into community projects. Funding is available for infrastructure projects in three key areas:
Applications for the first round of funding for 2019/20 are open from Monday 5 August to Monday 26 August. To find out more information or to apply, please visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au.