More than $6 million will go towards 56 community projects, thanks to the latest round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.

Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the funding will go towards projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and essential community infrastructure.

“This is an opportunity to provide a boost to local economies and grassroots organisations who perform invaluable work for their communities. We are pleased to be able to provide this much-needed support,” Mr Dominello said.

“The $12.5 million annual program aims to fund projects to build or upgrade community facilities. The latest round was one of our largest yet in response to recent drought, floods and bushfires, as well as the impact of the pandemic.

“These grants support local communities with projects that help rebuild community spirit by increasing participation in sports and recreation, encourage interaction with creative arts and museums, and restore community infrastructure destroyed by bushfire.

“Whether it’s a library upgrade in Wagga, a new roof for a youth centre in Warren or the refurbishment of a football clubhouse in Woronora Heights, the benefits of the ClubGrants program are being felt right across the state.”

The Infrastructure Grants program is made possible by ClubGrants Category 3, a fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects.  

Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded more than 439 community projects worth $73 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.

A full list of successful applicants for this round, including sports facility upgrades, arts infrastructure and disaster recovery and equipment is on the Infrastructure Grant webpage.

Applications for the next round of funding open on Monday, 5 July 2021. To find out more information, or to apply, please visit the Office of Responsible Gambling website.