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Media Contact: Frances Crowley 6382 2399 | 0432 740 352, | Katrina 0428 278 141

Media Release – 26 August 2016


Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson is encouraging local community groups, sports clubs and councils to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project in their community.

Eligible organisations are encouraged to apply for grants between $500,000 and $1 million for new or upgraded sport and recreation infrastructure projects.

Katrina said these grants are being made available under the NSW Government’s 2016/17 ClubGRANTS program for projects which provide a modern and safe community sporting facility.

Particular emphasis will be placed on projects that benefit disadvantaged and regional and remote communities in this program round.

"I encourage all eligible groups to consider submitting an application for a project that will make a real difference to their community," Katrina said.

"Sport and recreation is an important part of our state’s social fabric and the NSW Government is committed to investing in facilities for our communities to enjoy for generations to come."

An applicant information pack is now available on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website with expressions of interest closing on Friday 16 September 2016.

Applications will be assessed by the independent ClubGRANTS fund committee and approved applicants will then be invited to lodge formal applications. Successful projects will be announced in 2017.

The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner (OSBC) is running a grants program to support regional communities in NSW likely to be affected by the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. $4.1 million has been allocated through the Energise Enterprise Fund (EEF) for small business capability building and economic development projects.

The types of projects eligible for the EEF include: skills capability building projects, small economic development projects which support small business initiatives and economic development studies with clearly actionable and supported outcomes. Eligible organisations who may apply for this funding include NSW local councils and not-for-profit organisations.

For further information please visit our website, which has been updated with a revised version of the FAQs and sample projects.


The Gundagai Council Community Grants program will allocate up to $1 million in grants to incorporated not-for-profit community groups, for projects that build more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local communities. This grant initiative forms part of the Stronger Communities funding that is now available to our newly created council as part of the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future reform program.

To be successful for funding, community projects must meet the following criteria:

  1. Deliver social, cultural, economic or environmental benefits to local communities

  2. Address an identified community priority

  3. Be well defined with a clear budget

  4. Demonstrate that any ongoing or recurrent costs of the project can be met by the community group once grant funding has been expensed

  5. The organisation must demonstrate the capacity to manage funds and deliver the project successfully

The maximum grant allocation available per project nomination is $50 000.

Applications will be assessed by a Fund Assessment Panel established by Gundagai Council. The assessment process should be complete by mid October 2016, with the Council announcement of successful organisations by expected in late October.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome in writing.

It is anticipated that GST will not be added to approved grants. Please identify and include GST in all relevant cash budget items when completing your application.

If your grant application is successful, your organisation will be required to supply an invoice.

Acquittal reporting on all funded projects will be a requirement of grant acceptance.

General queries can be directed to Cootamundra – Linda Wiles or Gundagai – Miriam Crane

Stronger Communities Fund Guidelines and Application Pack Form 

Instructions:  Open the above link to the Application form and type in all required fields. 'Save As' to your own computer or USB if you wish to keep a partially completed application for a later date. When you have completed the document save, print or email your completed application to the details below. Contact the names above if you require any assistance.

Council has developed a Work Health and Safety Management Plan to assist applicants.  You are not required to use these particular forms. If your group has their own WHS Plan please feel free to use it. If you choose to use Council's examples please choose the form most appropriate to your application funding level.



Applications Close 5.00pm Friday 23 September 2016

Application Submission - Completed application forms need to be received at Gundagai Council by 5.00pm Friday, 23 September 2016.


Email (preferred):       Attention – General Manager


Mail:                           Gundagai Council

                                  Attention – General Manager

                                  PO Box 420,

                                  COOTAMUNDRA  NSW  2590

Hand Delivered to Council:    

                                 Cootamundra - 81 Wallendoon Street, Cootamundra NSW 2590

                                 Gundagai – 255 Sheridan Street, Gundagai NSW 2722

Current Grants


 Artists and arts and cultural organisations across NSW are invited to apply for a wide array of funding opportunities under the NSW Liberals & National Government’s 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Development Program. 

 The program will support visual arts, museums, literature, theatre, dance, music, regional touring, capital works and professional development for artists across the state. 

To view the guidelines and other details on the ACDP program, visit

Country Arts Support Program

Got an idea for an exciting new community based arts project or event? Want to contribute to the vibrancy and creativity of the Eastern Riverina in 2017?  Well start your engines.

The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual grants program that supports community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through grants of between $1000 to $5000.

CASP is changing this year., the most significant is the shift to an online application process. Eastern Riverina Arts will be holding 4 online workshops to guide people and community groups through the new application process.

Don't forget: all CASP applications must be discussed with Eastern Riverina Arts before submission.