Community groups, sports clubs and councils in the Heathcote Electorate are encouraged to apply grants between $500,000 and $1 million to help them deliver new or upgraded sport and recreation infrastructure projects.

These grants are being made available under the NSW Government’s 2016/17 ClubGRANTS program for projects providing modern and safe community facilities for people to take part in sport and recreation and improve fitness and well-being.

I encourage all eligible groups to consider submitting an application for a project that will make a real difference to the Heathcote electorate. Particular emphasis will be placed on projects that benefit disadvantaged and regional and remote communities in this program round.

Over this term of government, around $50 million in ClubGRANTS will be provided to local communities across NSW to support three categories of infrastructure: sport and recreation, arts and culture and emergency relief facilities.

Deputy Premier Troy Grant said sport and sports clubs are a crucial part of any community and the NSW Government is proud to be able help improve facilities that are relied upon by so many.

“Sport and recreation is part of our state’s social fabric and the NSW Government is committed to investing in facilities for our communities to enjoy for generations to come,” Mr Grant said.

An applicant information pack is now available on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au with expressions of interest closing on Friday 16 September 2016.

Applications will be assessed by the independent ClubGRANTS fund committee and approved applicants will then be invited to lodge formal applications. Successful projects will be announced in 2017.