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$1.6 Billion In WestInvest Grants Open For Community Projects

11-Apr-2022 11:09 | Tracy Dawson (Administrator)

Western Sydney community groups can now apply for WestInvest funding with the $1.6 billion Community Project Grants program open to registrations of interest.

Community, sports, multicultural, faith based groups, non-government organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Councils, universities, Local Councils, registered charities and more are encouraged to put forward transformative ideas for their neighbourhoods.

Community organisations will be able to participate in the mandatory Registration of Interest (ROI) process before 5pm on April 21, 2022 to help inform their applications and determine their eligibility.

Applicants will be informed of the outcomes of the ROI process before grants open for eight weeks from 9am on 2 May, 2022 until 5pm on 27 June, 2022. Successful applicants will be informed from November.

Eligible projects must be based in one or more of the 15 eligible west and southwest Sydney Local Government Areas, and must target one of the six focus areas:

1. Parks, urban spaces, and green space;

2. Enhancing community infrastructure such as local sporting grounds;

3. Modernising local schools;

4. Creating and enhancing arts and cultural facilities;

5. Revitalising high streets;

6. Clearing local traffic.

In addition to the $1.6 billion in grants for community projects, $400 million in non-competitive funding will be allocated directly to the 15 eligible local councils.

A further $3 billion is available to NSW Government agencies to deliver transformational projects of benefit to local communities.

To find out more or to put in an ROI, visit:

W: nsw.gov.au/westinvest 

P: 02 9228 5260

E: westinvest@dpc.nsw.gov.au


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