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MP Chris Gulaptis

Another chance community infrastructure upgrades

Local sports clubs and other not for profit groups seeking to grow have until July 26 to apply for a NSW Government community infrastructure grant, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said this week.

“This is a really good program for community groups and socially minded organisations. In the most recent round, it funded a roof for the arena of an equine club in Glenreagh ($120,000),” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Under previous rounds, the program funded the new health and wellbeing space at Grafton Public School ($120,000), the redevelopment of the Clarence Valley BMX Club in South Grafton ($139,000) and improvements for the Casino ‘Bulls’ Rugby Union Club grounds ($274,000).

“This time around, $12.5 million is available for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure.”

Infrastructure Grants can fund construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure. Examples include new or upgraded sports grounds, museums, theatres and village halls.

The funding comes from the Nationals in NSW Government’s Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests part of the tax collected from pokie machines into community projects.

To find out more information or to apply, please visit