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Grants For Local Emergency Relief Projects

31 Aug 2016

Local organisations and councils in the Hawkesbury are encouraged to apply for up to $300,000 to help them deliver an important emergency relief infrastructure project for their communities.

Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet is inviting local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for grants of up to $300,000 for new or upgraded emergency relief infrastructure.

Mr Perrottet said these grants are being made available under the NSW Government’s 2016/17 ClubGRANTS program for projects that help protect local communities during emergencies such as bushfires, storms and floods.

“I encourage all eligible groups to consider submitting an application for a project that will make a real difference to the Hawkesbury,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Particular emphasis will be placed on projects that benefit disadvantaged and regional and remote communities in this program round.

“Over this term of government, around $50 million in ClubGRANTS will be provided to local communities across NSW to support three categories of infrastructure: sport and recreation, arts and culture and emergency relief facilities.”

Deputy Premier Troy Grant said these organisations go above and beyond to help their community and the NSW Government is proud to be able help improve facilities that are relied upon by so many.

“New emergency relief facilities will support the invaluable efforts of our wonderful emergency service workers and volunteers in saving lives and property during times of crisis,” Mr Grant said.

An applicant information pack is now available on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au with applications closing on Friday 7 October 2016.

Applications will be assessed by the independent ClubGRANTS fund committee and approved applicants will then be invited to lodge formal applications. Successful projects will be announced in early 2017.

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