Applications open for Infrastructure Grants Program November 2017 round

Flashback: Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams shoots the ball while Piper Thompson defends, and Hayley Purkis and Ella Harding, and Hastings Valley Netball Association president Helen Miles look on. The Hastings Valley Netball Association was a recipient of a major grant through the program in 2016 to upgrade the playing surface of Macquarie Park's netball courts, modify the toilet block and improve the clubhouse.
Flashback: Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams shoots the ball while Piper Thompson defends, and Hayley Purkis and Ella Harding, and Hastings Valley Netball Association president Helen Miles look on. The Hastings Valley Netball Association was a recipient of a major grant through the program in 2016 to upgrade the playing surface of Macquarie Park's netball courts, modify the toilet block and improve the clubhouse.

It’s time for community organisations to apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the state government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

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

Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams encourages local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our community.

“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,” she said.

“During this term of government, $50 million in Infrastructure Grants is being provided to communities across NSW.”

Mrs Williams said the funding comes from the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue to benefit local communities.

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

“Instead of one round of funding each year, there are now four rounds, while a streamlined application process has cut red tape and led to faster assessment.”

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 until November 20.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, go to the website or contact Mrs Williams’ office on 6584 0977.