Official Media Release

Clubsgrants Funding Delivers for Sporting Groups

Michael Johnsen MP recently announced that the community in the Upper Hunter Electorate will benefit from $236,702 in funding to support two local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Mr Johnsen said the funding will help two local organisations to continue to support the community and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

“Millions in grants has been awarded to 28 projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and essential community infrastructure,” Mr Johnsen said.

“I am delighted to announce that Dungog Pony Club received $76,174 for the construction of showground horse evacuation yards, whilst Gloucester Soccer Club received $160,528 for field lighting.

“Many of our local communities were still grappling with the impacts of the bushfires when COVID-19 hit – the combined devastation of a natural disaster and a pandemic is unfathomable.

“Local organisations are the lifeblood for so many communities, and we want to do everything we can to support them so they can keep their doors open and provide vital services.”

The Infrastructure Grants program in 2020/21 has $10 million available to fund projects to upgrade facilities across arts and culture, community infrastructure, sport and recreation, and disaster readiness.

Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded more than 380 community projects worth $67 million under the Infrastructure Grants Program.

The grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into a statewide funding pool for large-scale community projects.

Applications for the next round of funding open from Monday, 1 February 2021. To find out more information or to apply, visit