There are many funding opportunities for community, sporting and cultural groups available through the state and federal governments.
Not-for-profit organisations and businesses also provide grants for projects, including those which promote sporting and cultural involvement, enhance the environment, address social disadvantage or health issues, encourage business growth, or are in other ways beneficial to the community.
This website provides regular updates on some of these grant and funding programs.
To committee members of sporting, cultural and community groups, who are unsure about how to do things, or would like to know more about what funding opportunities are available, you can call my office on 02 6921 1622.
To find out more about the grants available to you now, check out the NSW Government department sites listed below:
• Sport and Recreation
• Boating infrastructure
• Education and Communities
• Education and Aboriginal services
There are a number of State Government programs that could benefit projects within your group, club, organisation or business; however, planning, writing and submitting successful applications can be complicated.
Below are some brief hints that may help:
Make sure you are eligible to apply for the program
Know the ins and outs of your project
Consider how you will address the selection criteria.
Be realistic with your project plan timeline, budget and community benefits
Start the application early, but take the time to be thorough.
Write clearly and accurately. Make sure your main points are clear.
Check your application and have someone else check it as well.