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Media Release – 26 August 2016

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS

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 www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au 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.