The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW 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 through the NSW Government’s Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.
The September grant round closed on Monday, 12 October 2020.
What we fund and how to apply
To be eligible for funding, applications must meet eligibility conditions including, the project location, the applicant and project benefit, purpose and development status. There is also a requirement for local government applicants to match funding.
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
You will need to complete an online application to apply for an Infrastructure Grant. The application form is available on the grant application portal.
To assist in planning and preparing an application you can access a sample Clubgrants application form (PDF 140.9 KB). You cannot submit this sample document or a variation of it as an application
How applications are assessed
Applications are assessed by subject matter experts against the following four criteria covering merit, engagement, viability and budget, as well as a priority framework targeting disadvantaged communities including regional, remote and drought affected areas, culturally and linguistically diverse, disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and communities affected by bushfires.
To learn more please read our Infrastructure Grants Program Guide (PDF 4.5 MB).
To apply please visit our grant application portal.
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The Infrastructure Grants webinars were held in October and September 2020 and were for organisations considering submitting an application under the September 2020 Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants round.
The Grants Team discussed:
- Where to access clear and concise information on the Program
- What makes an application and organisation eligible under the Program
- What applicants need to prepare before starting an application
- How applications are assessed
- What makes a good application
- Tips on the application process
The team also walked applicants through how to login to the online application form and some key points about how the form works.
Is a recording of the webinar available?
A captioned recording of the webinar is available for those who wish to play it back.
Understanding the funding program and process
As the grants are competitive, before you start an application it is a good idea to read the Grants Program Guide (see link below). This Guide will give you an understanding of how funding is decided and what assessors consider.
Planning ahead - application form tips
To assist with your preparation, below is a summary of what is required to complete an application. When you start a new application, you will see it is divided into sections. The first section is the Eligibility self-check form. Once you have successfully completed the Eligibility section you will then be able to move on to any of the below sections.