$8 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR LOCAL SPORTS FIELDS

 

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced that expressions of interest for the first round of the revamped Category 3 ClubGRANTS are now open.

 

Mr Anderson said that under the sport and recreation infrastructure round, $8 million will be allocated to upgrading local sporting fields and facilities across NSW as part of the Catergory 3 ClubGRANTS program.

 

“Local sporting and recreation facilities are the heart of many towns and communities in our region, and are often the breeding ground for many of our talented sportspeople,” Mr Anderson said.

 

“Under the Category 3 ClubGRANTS funding $500,000 was allocated to the Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct project, which has been named to host the AAMI Country v City Origin clash in 2016.

 

“The focus of the new fund will be on projects that can benefit disadvantaged, regional and remote communities,” Mr Anderson said.

 

Over the next four years local suburbs and towns will benefit from $50 million in ClubGRANTS  Category 3 funding including: 

 

  • $32 million for sports and recreation infrastructure;
  • $10 million cultural infrastructure; and
  • $8 million for emergency services infrastructure.

 

Up to 16 projects will be supported in this round for sports and recreation infrastructure and grants will range from $500,000 up to a maximum of $1 million.

 

An application information pack, including new guidelines for applicants, is now available on the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing website (www.olgr.nsw.gov.au).

 

EOIs will close on 8 October 2015, after which approved applicants will be invited to lodge formal applications by 16 December 2015. Successful projects will be announced in early 2016 with the cultural and emergency services rounds to open in the coming months.

 

 All applications will be assessed by the independent ClubGRANTS Fund Committee which is made-up of representatives from Sport NSW, Clubs NSW, OLGR, Arts NSW, the Office of Regional Development, the Office of Emergency Management.

 

For the first time the committee will also include rotating sport association representatives with rugby league, netball, soccer and cricket selected for this round.|

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