Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants
The September 2020 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: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project
The Community Infrastructure and Disaster Readiness have been separated into seperate streams — allowing more opportunities for potential funding.
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
- Establish a Community Arts Studio and Gallery
- Refurbish a vintage sleeping carriage
- Install Audio Visual (Speakers, Mics, Audio mixer, Projector, BluRay Player) and Stage Lighting systems in Community Halls to hold arts and cultural events
- Construction of a Scout and Community Hall
- 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:
- 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) 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 2020 recipients) for even more ideas on projects that could potentially be funded for Junee Shire based community groups and sporting clubs.
The Infrastructure Grants webinars are for organisations considering submitting an application under the September 2020 Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants round.
The Grants Team will discuss:
- 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
The team will also walk applicants 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.
The two sessions will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 — 10:30am to 12:00pm and Monday, September 7, 2020 — 2:00pm to 3:30pm. You can register for either of the Webinars using the Apply Link below.
There are also a number of Applicant Tips listed, along with the Grants Program Guide.
Applications open on Monday, September 21, 2020 and close on October 12, 2020