As reported in The Northern Beaches Advocate, local sports groups have until July 26 to apply for grants up to $300k to fund infrastructure projects.

Funding – from $50k to $300k per project – is available for construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure.

“The NSW Government Infrastructure Grants are funded from revenues earned from gaming machine profits from the state’s registered clubs.

“They are offered to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of community infrastructure,” The Advocate explained.

Applicants can apply through the Office of Responsible Gambling, the agency administering the program.

Member for Davidson Jonathan O’Dea told The Advocate that the impacts of COVID-19 are still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations will remain a priority for this round of grants.

“$12.5m is available in 2021/22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure. This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects that will provide long-term benefits to the community,” Mr O’Dea said.

Member for Manly James Griffin said grants can be used for spaces like halls and meeting rooms, community transport, and infrastructure that supports community services.