The NSW Community Building Partnership program aims to provide improved community infrastructure for the people of NSW and encourage the enhancement of local community based activities that create more vibrant and inclusive communities.
Grant funding of up to $300,000 is available per electorate and is open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profit bodies.
This programme will provide funding over 5 years, commencing in 2015-2016, to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities. Grants between $20,000 and $10 million are available for capital projects which involve construction of new infrastructure or enhancement of existing infrastructure. The project must deliver an economic benefit beyond the project and should support disadvantaged regions. Read more
The Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program FRRR offers, opening twice per year. It is a great example of a collaborative program supported by various partners which has the flexibility to address issues that make a difference to the sustainability of rural, regional and remote communities. Read more
Expressions of Interest for $2.5 million in grants are open under the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program to support the development and upgrade of arts and cultural facilities in local communities across New South Wales.
The ClubGRANTS Category 3 program will provide between $100,000 and $300,000 for new and upgraded infrastructure for up to 25 projects. Projects eligible for funding can include construction, alteration, renovation,
completion or fitting out of buildings for arts and cultural use. Read more
Catalyst is the Australian Government’s new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.
Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.
This grant works in quarterly rounds. Read more
Applicants should demonstrate how their project will benefit their local community through the building or improvement of facilities to deliver positive social, recreational or environmental outcomes.
All projects will be assessed against all other projects lodged within a State Electorate. All projects are assessed on merit against the following program criteria: enhancement of facilities (the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure that is pivotal to local community members), community need (the project supports activities and services needed by local communities, and community participation (the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community). Read more
Funds are available for the improvement of arts and cultural infrastructure and the purchase of equipment used for arts and cultural purposes.
Types of activities funded include capital works and the purchase of equipment used for arts and cultural purposes, capital works such as; construction, alteration, renovation, completion or fitting out of buildings or facilities for arts and cultural use support for example, the purchase of auditorium seating, storage units, and equipment such as theatre and exhibition lighting and sound systems, air-conditioning, stage machinery and electrical systems which improve the usability of arts and cultural facilities. Read more