Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has encouraged community organisations looking to create even better sport, arts or safety facilities for their communities to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Ms Cooke said applications could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness until October 22.

“Whether it’s building or upgrading sporting or cultural facilities, or protecting local residents in emergency situations, these grants can help create even better communities across the Cootamundra electorate,” Ms Cooke said.

“This year will see the NSW Government complete its commitment to invest $50 million into community infrastructure projects across NSW in four years.”

The funding is provided through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which receives a contribution from registered clubs’ gaming machine profits to benefit local communities.

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 for the current round of Infrastructure Grants opened this month and remain open until Monday, October 22.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit https://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/infrastructure-grants/infrastructure-grants