Mrs Tuckerman said there is $12.5 million available in 2021/22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure as part of this program.

“This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects which will provide long-term benefits to the community. Projects funded may include new or upgraded sports grounds, museums, theatres, homeless shelters and evacuation centres,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“The program is about connecting the community, encouraging participation in sport, recreation and arts and boosting social inclusion and disaster resilience.

Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded more than 530 community projects worth $105 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.  

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following categories:

  • Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
  • Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
  • Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
  • Sport & Recreation: $50,000 to $300,000 available per project

Applications are now open and close on Monday 22 November. To find out more or to apply, visit