Infrastructure grants

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 are available. The rounds will open on 5 August 2019, 18 November 2019 and 16 March 2020.

Based on previous feedback, this year we are expanding the program to include additional community areas, as well as making the application process easier.

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 Office of Responsible Gambling website 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 info@responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au

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Additional resources

Past funding recipients