Scot MacDonald
GRANTS FOR CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY GROUPS
18th Apr 2018

Community organisations on the Central Coast can soon apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP announced today.

Mr MacDonald said Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across arts and culture, emergency preparedness, and sport and recreation. 

“I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our community,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The grants are funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue to benefit local communities.

“These projects bring people together to enjoy new or improved sports, recreation, arts and cultural facilities, or help improve community safety in times of emergency.”

Mr Crouch said the Infrastructure Grants could be used for a range of purposes.

“These grants can be used towards the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion, of fit-out of infrastructure,” Mr Crouch said.

“I strongly encourage Central Coast Council, as well as all community groups in our local area, to make the most of this opportunity and consider applying for funding.”

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said $50 million in Infrastructure Grants is being provided to communities across NSW in the current term of government.    

“Recent improvements to the program have created more chances to apply for funding and encouraged more diverse projects,” Mr Toole said.  

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.  

Applications for the next round of Infrastructure Grants are open from 1st May to 21st May.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit https://www.liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au/Pages/about-us/our-initiatives/infrastructure-grants.aspx