Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP is today encouraging local organisations in the Kiama electorate to apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Mr Ward said that the impacts of COVID-19 are still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations will remain a priority for this latest round.
“$12.5 million is available in 2021-22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” he said.
“This is an opportunity for local organisations across our region to apply for funding for projects that will provide long-term benefits for our local towns and villages.
“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,” Mr Ward said.
“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.
“This is about connecting the community, fostering participation in sport, recreation and arts, and boosting social inclusion and disaster resilience,” Mr Ward said.
Funding is now available for infrastructure projects in the following areas:
Applications for the second round of funding are open from today, Monday 5th July to Monday 26th July. To find out more information or to apply, please visit the website at: www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au.