A new generator will provide back-up power supply to the Barellan & District War Memorial Club for emergencies thanks to $40,000 NSW Government grant.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the club was the emergency centre for the town and provided shelter for people during the flood of 2012.

“The project will install a generator to ensure the club continues to have power when there are outages,” Ms Cooke said.

“The peace of mind this gives the people of Barellan is invaluable, as our community will have access to heating, cooling, kitchen facilities and amenities during emergency situations.”

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project is funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.

“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.

“These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.”

New funding ranges have encouraged more diverse projects, with a streamlined application process that cuts red tape and allows for faster assessment.