Grant Opportunities

Apply Now for NSW Government Infrastructure Grants Program – Australia

Apply Now for NSW Government Infrastructure Grants Program – Australia

Deadline: 12-Oct-20

The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for sport and recreation and arts and cultural infrastructure as well as projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

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 centers, or community welfare infrastructure that supports youth, mental health or homelessness services.

Funding Information

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
Focus Areas

Arts & Culture
Community Infrastructure
Disaster Readiness
Sport & Recreation
How funding is decided

Applications are assessed by subject matter experts against the following four criteria:


They consider to what extent the project:
has a clear vision
will provide high quality public and/or social outcomes
includes implementation strategies for evaluating and measuring results
introduces needed facilities or will enhance the usage of existing facilities.

They consider to what extent the project:
has strategies for ongoing engagement of the community, participants and/or audience
considers the needs and expectations of targeted groups and community, and identifies how these needs will be met
provides capacity building within the relevant sector in NSW
supports employment or includes the involvement and development of volunteers.

To assess the viability of a project, they consider to what extent the project:

is well-planned with appropriate approvals and risk management in place
has realistic timelines to complete within two years
will be delivered by an organisation with appropriate administration, management and governance expertise and financial stability
has strategic partnerships and collaborations across the sector
has secured future operations and maintenance plans.

To assess the budget they consider to what extent the project:

has a detailed and accurate budget
provides value for money and is realistic for the scale and impact of the project
demonstrates an appropriate use of public funds
includes diversified income from other sources and own contributions
includes the appropriate provision for contingencies
includes insurance and other liabilities.
Priority Framework

When making funding decisions, consideration is also given to applications which provide benefit to:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
areas likely to have higher rates and impacts of gambling harm
bushfire affected communities
communities experiencing the adverse effects of drought
culturally and linguistically diverse communities
people with disability
regional and remote communities.
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, applications must meet all of the following conditions:

Location: Built infrastructure based in NSW.
Applicant: Submitted by a not-for-profit organization with an ABN that is responsible for operating and/or maintaining the infrastructure.
Benefit: Infrastructure that is accessible and available to the general public the majority of the time.
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