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Infrastructure Grants – via ClubGRANTS Category 3

30 Apr 2018
Liquor & Gaming NSW offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure.

Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural infrastructure, and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities and provide emergency services.

Infrastructure Grants are made possible by the ClubGrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests 0.4 per cent of clubs’ gaming machine profits over $1 million back into community projects.

Funding can be used costs such as construction, purchase of capital equipment and professional fees.
  • Arts & Culture - $50,000 to $200,000 available per project 
  • Emergency Preparedness - $10,000 to $200,000 available per project 
  • Sport & Recreation - $100,000 to $300,000 available per project 

Organisations have four opportunities to apply for grants throughout the year: August and November 2017, February and May 2018.

Applications must be submitted using the online application form accessed via the Liquor and Gaming website:

Stronger Communities Fund

29 Sep 2017

The Stronger Communities Fund provides eligible local government agencies, not for profit organisations that are legal entities, and trustees of a property trust with grants from $2,500 to $20,000 to fund small capital projects that deliver social benefits in each of the 150 electorates across Australia.

The NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund will invest in infrastructure projects in rural and regional communities to improve the lives of residents and enhance their attractiveness as vibrant places to live and work. 

This new fund will support projects that involve building new community facilities and refurbishing existing facilities.  

Applications open: 7 August 2017 9:00 am and close: 28 September 2017 5:00 pm
For more information see…/Stronger-Communities-Programme

Stronger Country Communities Fund now open

30 Sep 2017
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is investing in infrastructure projects in regional NSW communities to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of these areas as vibrant places to live and work. The NSW Government has committed $200 million over the next two years for applications to support local infrastructure projects that will improve amenity and help sustain the social bonds at the heart of strong regional communities including:
• building new community facilities (such as parks, playgrounds, walking and cycle pathways)
• refurbishing existing local facilities (such as community centres and libraries)
• enhancing local parks and the supporting facilities (such as kitchens and toilet blocks).

Communities are encouraged to identify project proposals that meet community needs and aspirations and discuss with the Council. Priority will be given to projects that provide local jobs and support local businesses. The Stronger Country Communities Fund is available to all 92 NSW regional local government areas (outside Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong), Lord Howe Island and the Unincorporated Far West.

State government agencies and non-government organisations can submit eligible community infrastructure projects, in partnership with local councils.

For more information visit:


Finley RS Club, The Sporties Group Barooga, and Tocumwal Golf Club are once again offering funding support to the local community groups in the Berrigan Shire Local Government Area via the ClubGRANTS scheme Category 1.

The ClubGRANTS scheme enables Clubs to provide financial support towards local community projects with Category 1 funding allocated to not-for-profit organisations providing the following services: community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities.

Sporting groups can apply direct to the Clubs for Category 2 funding.

Applications for funding are opening 8am Thursday 1 June and are being accepted to 5pm Wednesday 19 July 2017 and can only be submitted electronically, via the link at

If you do not have access to the internet, or encounter any difficulties, please contact the Berrigan Shire Council on 03 5888 5100 for assistance.  

Berrigan Shire Council Event Funding Program

Berrigan Shire Council has an Event Funding program to assist local events with the promotion or running costs of an event. Event organising committees are encouraged to make contact with the Economic Development Officer to discuss the funding opportunities.

Important dates:

For Events that will be held in the Berrigan Shire before 1st of April 2017 you must:
Contact the Economic Development Officer at Council on 58885100 to discuss your event
Submit a funding application at least 3 months prior to your event

For Events that will be held in the Berrigan Shire between 1st of April 2017 and the 30th of September 2017 you must:
1.       Contact Economic Development Officer at Council on 5888 5100 to discuss your event
2.       Attend the funding information session in the first week of December 2016
3.       Submit a funding application no later than the 1st of February 2017.  

pplications will not be considered after this date.

What can be funded?

  • Marketing an event
  • Risk Management
  • Paying a speakers fee
  • Paying a coordinator

What can’t be funded? 

  • Prize Money
  • Trophies
  • Catering
  • License fees
  • Events that are not attempting to break even

Preferred Criteria

  • Event designed to attract visitors
  • New events
  • Events that attract overnight stays

Funding up to $10,000 could be available for large events attracting in excess of 10,000 visitors.  Smaller amounts are available for small events.


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Sports Community Grants Available!

Are you looking for a little assistance with funding for your Sports and/or Community Group? If so look no further. There are various Grants available to you that you may be unaware of. Click here to find out what you may be eligible for.

Grant Writing assistance available within the Shire

There is now an established business within the Shire that is available to assist with grant writing tips,tender preparation and grant writing support services.

Visit their website at to see what can be done to assist your community group or business.

Planting trees to reforest your land & generate extra income

The Australian Government has produced a fact sheet about Carbon Farming Initiative rules for permanent environmental plantings.  This fact sheet is for farmers and other landholders in Central NSW who wish to find out about the benefits of reforesting their land – including new opportunities to generate extra income.

Planting trees to reforest your land & generate extra income

Berrigan Shire Youth Development Committee Grant

Do you need some funding
for a youth event,
program or project?
If so, the Berrigan Shire's
Youth Development
Committee may be able to
help you make your idea happen!

Eligible projects benefit young
people (12 - 18 years) who
live in the Shire and who attend
school in the Shire.

For more information please contact the Berrigan Shire Council's
Social and Strategic Planning Coordinator.
03 5888 5100

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Office hours are 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday.
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