Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across arts and culture, emergency preparedness, and sport and recreation.
The grants are funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue to benefit local communities.
These projects bring people together to enjoy new or improved sports, recreation, arts and cultural facilities, or help improve community safety in times of emergency.
Funding ranges are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation.
Applications are open from 1 May and close on 21 May 2018.
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COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP (CBP) GRANTS
Community Building Partnership grants program allocates $330,000 to each NSW electorate, for local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.
Local sports clubs, charities, men’s sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program. If your organisation or club needs extra funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities, then I’d strongly encourage you to apply.
This is a great opportunity to get the support your community group needs to make real improvements in the places you meet, train or recreate.
Take the time to prepare and submit your application so you don’t miss out.
Applications are open from Monday 7 May and close at 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018. Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.
For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: the www.nsw.gov.au/cbp
SUSTAINABILITY (ECO SCHOOL) GRANTS
The Eco School Grants Program is designed to support and nurture students’ passion to protect and learn about the environment.
The NSW Environmental Trust Eco School Grants provide schools across NSW with the opportunity to deliver hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education.
The $3,500 grants can be used to support a variety of environmental projects from edible and sustainable eco-gardens, waste audits and learning about enhancing native habitat.
Grants this year will be offered to student focused environmental management projects, including litter and waste reduction, water and energy conservation, bush regeneration, habitat improvement and food gardens.
Educators and school communities are encouraged to apply for one of the eighty grants which aim to promote environmental sustainability knowledge, values and behaviour.
All NSW Registered schools, registered on the Sustainable Schools NSW website, can apply for funding as long as they have not received funding under the previous 2017 round.
Grant applications can be submitted until Monday 18 June 2018.
GREATER SYDNEY SPORTS FACILITY GRANT
Local sports facilities in Castle Hill are encouraged to apply for part of the $100 million fund to be invested in new and existing community sporting facilities and playing fields across Greater Sydney.
The Greater Sydney Sport Facility Fund offers grants up to $5 million to help creating more open spaces at a time when many local sporting grounds are stretched to capacity.
The focus is on reducing the pressure on our spaces, and we know that by maximising the use of our facilities, we can continue to support sport participation throughout Sydney. The objective is to Increase the number and type of sports facilities, improve the standard of existing sports facilities and increasing participation in sport.
Applications for the First Round are open from 1 June and close 31 August 2018.
More information on the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund can be found at: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/sportsfacilityfund
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Ray Williams was sworn in as the Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability Services in January 2017.
He was first elected to the NSW Parliament in 2007, following a term as councillor on the Hills Shire Council.
Prior to his appointment as Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability Services, Ray was Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads and for Western Sydney.
Ray began his career in two metal trade apprenticeships before working in the transport industry for 22 years.
Between 1985 and 2005 Ray held a Racing NSW Thoroughbred Trainers License and successfully operated a small business in the industry.
Ray studied at Curtin University achieving a Graduate Certificate in Development Planning and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
Principal areas in Castle Hill include: Annangrove, Beaumont Hills, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Dural, Glenhaven, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Maraylya, Middle Dural, Nelson, Round Corner and Rouse Hill.