Official Media Release

Grants Funding Open to Upper Hunter Electorate Groups

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter encourages community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Applications are currently open and could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness projects.

“This funding can make a real difference to our local community, either by providing new or improved sporting or cultural facilities, or by protecting local residents in emergency situations,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“This year will see the Liberal & Nationals NSW Government complete its commitment to invest $50 million into community infrastructure projects across NSW in four years.”

The funding is provided through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which receives a contribution from registered clubs’ gaming machine profits to benefit local communities.

Funding ranges are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation.

Applications for the next round of Infrastructure Grants close on the 23 July.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit