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.
The February 2021 round of the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants has four streams:
- Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Sport & Recreation: $50,000 to $300,000 available per project
The Infrastructure Grants can be used for costs such as construction, the purchase of capital equipment and professional fees. Examples of projects range from local sports ground facilities, public swimming pools, children’s play areas, museums, art galleries, theatres and upgrades to evacuation centres, or community welfare infrastructure that supports youth, mental health or homelessness services.
Looking at past recipients, organisations in Junee Shire may wish to look at the Arts and Culture stream to be used for;
- Creation of Outdoor Art Features
- Commissioning of Silo Art at Illabo, Marinna and/or Old Junee (We understand the Junee and Harefield silos are classified as “operational” sites, so are NOT eligible for Silo Art works projects)
- Establish a Community Arts Studio and Gallery
- Refurbish a vintage sleeping carriage to create a local tourist attraction
- Install Audio Visual (Speakers, Mics, Audio mixer, Projector, BluRay Player) and Stage Lighting systems in Community Halls to hold arts and cultural events
- Outfit a trailer to create an Open Air Theatre
- Upgrade and Fit out a Heritage Centre and Museum
Community Halls and other groups may wish to consider the Community Infrastructure stream to look at projects like:
- Construction of a expanded Scout and Community Hall
- Install Solar Panels and Battery Banks
- Rainwater tanks for irrigation and/or with drinking water filters attached to designated taps
- Installation of outdoor LED energy efficient lighting
- Purchase a Wheelchair modified vehicle (or a baby seat enabled vehicle)
- Upgrade buildings, sheds and amenity blocks
- Re-establishment of a FoodBank storage and preparation facilities
The Disaster Readiness stream could be used to;
- Upgrade, replace, or add additional emergency service vehicles
- Upgrade emergency services buildings and sheds
- Install Solar Panels and Battery Banks, along with Emergency power generators
- Rainwater tanks with drinking water filters attached to designated taps
- Installation of PA systems in Community Halls, along with projector connected to Free-to-air set-top box to monitor latest emergency announcements
Sporting Clubs will certainly want to check out the Sports and Recreation stream to consider projects like:
- Upgrading Club buildings and surrounds
- Constructing new amenities blocks
- Installing (solar powered, with battery bank) LED Floodlighting on fields and courts
- Construction or renovations of Grandstands and viewing/shade structures (We recently mention the Felton Photo Competition — have a look at their website for ideas)
- Re-development or expansion of courts, grounds and fields
- Refurbishment, extension or installation of irrigation systems and rainwater tanks
Be sure to check out all the past recipients (especially the March and September 2020 recipients) for even more ideas on projects that could potentially be funded for Junee Shire based community groups and sporting clubs.
Re-apply, if you submitted an application last round!
If you submitted an application under the last round, we strongly recommend you review it, update anything you think can be improved and then re-submit your project.
You just never know — your project may have only missed out by a point or two from been successful last round!
Don’t let all that work go to waste — RESUBMIT YOUR PROJECT in this round!
Perhaps consider if your project may have a better chance of successful approval by changing the stream you apply under???
Junee Community Network can put you in touch with some independent reviewers to run a quick eye of your exisiting application(s) and who might be able to provide some advice on potential improvements or changes. Just drop us an email with a brief (1-2 paragraphs) overview of your project and we’ll try and match you with an appropriate reviewer.
ALL groups looking at applying for the Infrastructure Grant should attend this webinar!
The Webinar will cover:
- Where to access clear and concise information on the Program
- What makes an application and organisation eligible under the Program
- What applicants need to prepare before starting an application
- How applications are assessed
- What makes a good application
- Tips on the application process
Applicants will be walked through how to login to the online application form and some key points about how the form works. There will also be the opportunity for you to ask questions about the application process.
Friday, January 29, 2021
2:30pm — 4:00pm
Did we mention that ALL groups looking at applying for the Infrastructure Grant SHOULD ATTEND this webinar!!!
Apply for Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants — February 2021 Round
This round opens on February 1, 2021 and close on February 22, 2021.