RED TAPE SLASHED FOR POPULAR GRANTS SCHEME

Media Release – 21 July, 2017

Golden grant opportunities continue to flow for community organisations in the Cootamundra electorate, with news the NSW Government’s popular Infrastructure Grants have been streamlined.

It comes as excitement builds around the recently announced Stronger Country Communities Fund, which has promised millions of dollars for “big ticket” projects across the electorate.

Member for Cootamundra said the changes to Infrastructure Grants, announced today, will make it easier to apply for a wide range of grants across arts and culture, emergency preparedness and sport and recreation.

“The NSW Government is giving more communities the opportunity to access the funding more often,” Katrina said.

“The new funding guidelines will mean the NSW Government can fund a wider range of projects. A simpler application process will cut red tape and allow for faster assessment.

“I encourage our local community organisations to learn more about the new guidelines and consider applying for grants, with the first new funding round opening on August 1.”

Instead of one round of funding each year for grants up to $1 million, there will now be four rounds. New 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.

Katrina said the Infrastructure Grants program had supported some great projects across NSW, including local sports ground facilities, public swimming pools, children’s play areas, museums, art galleries, back-up power generators and accommodation for volunteers and the community. She said during this term of government, $50 million from the program is being provided to communities across NSW.

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

 Media: Daniel Johns on 6924 2533 or 0477 722 428

 
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