Infrastructure grants

The first round of Clubgrants Category 3 for financial year 2020/21 will open later than in previous years due to the impact of Covid-19.

The reason for delaying the grants is to provide more certainty about the timing of clubs’ reopening which will impact how much funding can be allocated to subsequent rounds throughout 2020/21.

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.

For 2019/20, three grant rounds were available in 5 August 2019, November 2019 and March 2020.

For the March 2020 round, bushfire affected communities were given priority, to assist in the recovery efforts. This means these communities were prioritised in funding decisions.

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 areas:

  • Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
  • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure: $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 here.

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.

To learn more please read our Infrastructure Grants Program Guide (PDF, 4.83MB).

To apply please visit our grant application portal.

If you need assistance please contact us on (02) 9995 0992 or

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Past recipients

Arts and Culture Recipient List

Armidale District Baptist ChurchThe upgrade of the Black Mountain heritage Baptist Church$53,028
Camden CouncilThe upgrade of the Auditorium Audio Visual Equipment$93,528
Country Womens Association - Harden BranchThe refurbishment of the Country Womens Association Community Hall$50,000
Key Employment AssociationThe upgrade of the Key City Farm$83,100
Maitland City CouncilThe extension of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery climate control system$200,000
Museum of the RiverinaThe fit-out of the Museum exhibition hall$76,000
The Eleanor Dark Foundation Limited (T/A Varuna the National Writers' House)The construction of the wheelchair-accessible writers' studio$50,000

Download a copy of the November 2019 Clubgrants Category 3 Arts and Culture Recipient List (PDF, 44 KB)

Disaster Readiness & Community Recipient List

Fairfield West Public SchoolThe refurbishment of the Community Hub Kitchen$17,094
Manning Point Bowling ClubThe purchase of the emergency generator$42,500
Marine Rescue NSW - Bateman's Bay UnitThe redevelopment of the Marine Rescue Base$200,000
Marine Rescue NSW - Ulladulla UnitThe fit-out of the Marine Rescue Ulladulla Base$23,000
Northern Rivers Community GatewayThe fit-out of the Disaster Ready Community Hub$65,156
Royal Far WestThe installation of the Fall-safe Window Screens, Drummond House$82,775
St Vincent de Paul Society NSWThe fit-out of the Harmony House$79,785
Tathra Rural Fire BrigadeThe construction of the Training Room$166,400
Winmalee Neighbourhood CentreThe fit-out of the Disaster Ready Community Hall$12,100
Wirrinya Progress and Sports AssociationThe upgrade of the Wirrinya Hall$60,160

Download a copy of the November 2019 Clubgrants Category 3 Disaster Readiness & Community Recipient List (PDF, 44 KB)

Sports and Recreation Recipient List

Belisi Wellbeing & Equestrian CentreThe construction of the fit-for-purpose accessible facilities at Belisi$300,000
Boolaroo Bowling and Recreation Club (T/A Boolaroo Sports Club)The redevelopment of the outdoor entertainment area$105,202
Casino Netball AssociationThe installation of the netball field lighting$237,388
Cessnock City CouncilThe construction of the Community Hub in Miller Park$100,000
City of Parramatta CouncilThe upgrade of the Gallery Gardens Park$181,860
Cobar Miners Race ClubThe construction of the Cobar Racecourse amenity building$253,000
Dorrigo Highlanders Football ClubThe upgrade of the field lighting at Dorrigo Recreation reserve$232,056
Eden Killers Whales Soccer ClubThe upgrade of the Barclay Street Soccer Pavilion$144,645
Hunter Sports High SchoolThe installation of the lights on the sports field$150,000
Ingleburn RSL Tigers JRLFCThe construction of the irrigation system$165,000
Matcham Valley Pony ClubThe replacement of the Equestrian Arena$142,675
Narromine Shire CouncilThe construction of the Cale Oval community sport facility$130,000
Southern Highlands Botanic GardensThe construction of the meandering garden pathway$236,523

Download a copy of the November 2019 Clubgrants Category 3 Sports and Recreation Recipient List (PDF, 44 KB)

Arts and Culture Recipient List

Crookwell Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS)The replacement of the Theatre Lighting to LED$50,000
Nambucca Shire CouncilThe construction of the Dawkins Park Cultural/Environmental Learning Precinct$109,604
Shoalhaven City Council / Shoalhaven Regional GalleryThe installation of the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Climate Control$94,696
Think & DO Tank FoundationThe purchase of the multi-arts caravan, Universe of Possibilities$138,294
Wagga Wagga Art GalleryThe refurbishment of the Art Gallery and air-conditioning upgrade$192,000

Download a copy of the August 2019 Clubgrants Category 3 Arts and Culture Recipient List (PDF, 371 KB)

Disaster Readiness & Community Recipient List

Community Activities Lake Macquarie (CALM)The redevelopment of the Bonnells Bay Youth/Community Centre$24,329
Drake Village Resource CentreThe installation of the Rainwater tanks on the sheds$10,000
Hope Health 2508The fit-out of the Hope Youth Centre$144,000
Housing PlusThe construction of the Orange domestic violence centre$200,000
Mid-Western Regional CouncilThe fit-out of the Mudgee Airport hangar for ambulances$39,500
Narrandera Ex-Servicemen's ClubThe upgrade of the Club's Disability Access$72,550
Southcoast Health and Sustainability AllianceThe installation of the Red Door solar batteries air-con$53,499
SunnyfieldThe purchase of the wheelchair modified van$83,140
The Robertson Shed Inc CTC@RobertsonThe refurbishment of the CTC Building$13,750

Download a copy of the August 2019 Clubgrants Category 3 Disaster Readiness & Community Recipient List (PDF, 372 KB)

Sports and Recreation Recipient List

Ballina Rugby ClubThe upgrade of the Clubhouse and playing fields$162,385
Barellan United Football Netball Club (BUFNC)The upgrade of the Barellan Netball Courts Stage 2$115,000
Beechwood Tennis ClubThe refurbishment of the Beechwood tennis courts$100,000
Camden CouncilThe installation of the floodlighting at Ron Dine Reserve$101,000
Collaroy Tennis ClubThe construction of the Wheelchair Ramp and associated works$101,875
Harden Murrumburrah Junior Rugby LeagueThe construction of the McLean Oval Harden Project$112,689
Jerrabomberra Tennis ClubThe upgrade of the court lighting to efficient LEDs$125,000
Lithgow City CouncilThe construction of the Farmers Creek Shared Cycleway$270,000
Melrose Football ClubThe installation of the Melrose FC Lights Up Project$115,915
Milperra Colts Junior Rugby League Football ClubThe refurbishment of the Club House$170.053
Port Macquarie Tennis ClubThe replacement of the existing court lighting$114,978
Port Stephens CouncilThe construction of the Tomaree Sports Complex Multi-purpose Facility$300,000
Robertson-Burrawang Rovers Soccer ClubThe extension of the amenities building and canteen$129,000
Singleton CouncilThe upgrade of the 25m indoor pool dome structure$100,000
Terrigal Rugby ClubThe construction of the female change-rooms and upgraded amenities$134,806
The Hills Shire CouncilThe redevelopment of the Kellyville Park$300,000
Wellington Golf ClubThe refurbishment of the of Club's Irrigating Pump System$191,029
Westlakes Wildcats Football Club Inc (WWFC)The construction of two grandstands$189,192

Download a copy of the August 2019 Clubgrants Category 3 Sports and Recreation Recipient List (PDF, 376 KB)