Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing, Troy Grant joined Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott and Seven Hills Liberal candidate Mark Taylor at Northmead Bowling Club to call on organisations in Baulkham Hills to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a share in up to $12 million funding under the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program.
Mr Elliott, who hosted Minister Grant as part of his visit to Western Sydney to engage with local clubs, said the ClubGRANTS program ensured community organisations would benefit from upgraded facilities.
“EOI applications for the 2014/2015 funding round to help build or upgrade community
facilities and infrastructure is now open until 15 September 2014,” Mr Elliott said.
“In this upcoming funding round, Category 3 grants will focus on providing funding to develop or enhance infrastructure facilities in local communities.
“I urge the community to take up this terrific opportunity in this ClubGRANTS Category 3 round to develop and enhance our sport, recreational and cultural infrastructure,” Mr Elliott said.
Mr Taylor encouraged projects that responded to an identified community need, demonstrated particular benefit to regional or remote NSW and/or for disadvantaged communities to apply.
“Community organisations in NSW will be able to build or upgrade facilities and projects
that can demonstrate particular benefits for disadvantaged communities will be highly regarded,” Mr Taylor said.
Minister Grant said successful Expression of Interest applicants will be invited to
submit a full application.
“Those eligible to apply for grants of between $100,000 and $500,000 include local
government, non-profit organisations, and non-trading cooperatives with facilities such as sports grounds, recreational parks, a community skate park or BMX course, children’s play areas, a music performance space, a community art studio, a local museum, or gallery,” Mr Grant said.
ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said through ClubGRANTS, registered clubs this year delivered more than $100 million to worthy causes and local communities.
“ClubGRANTS is a successful program that has been running for more than 15 years, and now thanks to ClubGRANTS Category 3, clubs can help fund crucial community infrastructure and services for local communities across the state,” Mr Ball said.
An Applicant Information Pack providing information on eligibility criteria, application
processes and assessment criteria for the ClubGRANTS Category 3 2014/15 funding round is available at http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/ClubGRANTSCategory3/.
The Expression of Interest Form will be available from Monday 1 September at https://olgr.smartygrants.com.au/clubgrantsEOI2014
and must be lodged using the online form by no later than 5pm on Monday, 15 September
2014. There will be no extension to this deadline.