What is the Infrastructure Grants?
The Infrastructure Grants is a program to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.
Infrastructure Grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Funds, which reinvests profits from gaming machines into community projects.
Funding is available in four key categories:
- Arts & Culture
- Community Infrastructure
- Disaster Readiness
- Sport & Recreation
Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 400 community projects worth $90 million. This year we will commit $4 million to support projects that will promote healthy lifestyles, enrich arts and cultural assets and assist communities to prepare for local emergency situations.
Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following categories:
- Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Sport & Recreation: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project
Infrastructure Grants can be used for costs such as construction, the purchase of capital equipment and professional fees. Examples of projects range from local sports ground facilities, public swimming pools, children’s play areas, museums, art galleries, theatres and upgrades to evacuation centres, or community welfare infrastructure that supports youth, mental health or homelessness services.
To be eligible for funding, applications must meet all of the following conditions:
- Location – Built infrastructure based in NSW
- Applicant – Submitted by a not-for-profit organisation with an ABN that is responsible for operating and/or maintaining the infrastructure.
- Benefit – Infrastructure that is accessible and available to the general public the majority of the time.
- Purpose – Infrastructure related to Arts & Culture, Disaster Readiness, Community Infrastructure or Sport & Recreation
- Development status – Infrastructure works with Development Approval (including a Heritage Impact Statement and/ or an Indigenous Land Use Agreement if relevant) or written exemption.
- Financial contribution – Local government applicants are required to match the funding amount requested.
- Process – Submitted using the online application form available from the Office of Responsible Gambling website
Schools are eligible to apply however, applicants must consider if and how the infrastructure project is accessible to the public outside school hours.
Applications close 12 October 2020.