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7 February 2020

Ministerial media release: Bushfire affected communities to benefit from next round of Clubgrants

Bushfire affected communities will be encouraged to apply for funding in the next round of  Infrastructure Grants, with projects that focus on the repair, rebuild and repurposing of local community assets to be prioritised.

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said $12.5 million was available in 2019/20 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure.

“This is a great chance for local organisations to seek funding for a project to repair or rebuild damaged community infrastructure,” Mr Dominello said.

“Projects carried out in response to bushfire damage or to help protect communities from future bushfire impacts will be given special consideration.

“Infrastructure Grants can fund construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure.”

The program’s priority framework already covers Aboriginal communities, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and drought-affected communities but was further expanded to assist communities in bushfire areas that are now struggling to replace and repair infrastructure they once had.

“Applications will open on Monday 16 March and close Monday 6 April. We are giving communities advanced warning so they can consider projects that could benefit from funding,” Mr Dominello said.

Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 350 community projects worth $82 million under Infrastructure Grants.

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