Organisations can now apply for funding to support community projects under the state government's Infrastructure Grants program.
Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams said the impacts of COVID-19 were still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations would remain a priority for this latest round.
"There will be $12.5 million available in 2021/22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure," she said.
"This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects that will provide long-term benefits to the community."
Infrastructure Grants can fund construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure.
Projects funded may include new or upgraded sports grounds, museums, theatres, homeless shelters and evacuation centres.
"Community infrastructure is now a standalone category and it can be used for spaces like halls and meeting rooms, community transport, and infrastructure that supports youth, disability, mental health, homelessness, and domestic violence services," Mrs Williams said.
"This is about connecting the community, fostering participation in sport, recreation and arts, and boosting social inclusion and disaster resilience."
Since 2015, the state government has funded more than 441 community projects worth $73 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.
These grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs' gaming machines into community projects.
Funding is available for infrastructure projects in the areas of arts and culture; disaster readiness; community infrastructure; and sport and recreation.
Applications are open until Monday, July 26.
To find out more information or to apply, please visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au
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