Official Media Release

Upper Hunter Electorate Community Groups Invited to Apply for NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter, invites community organisations in the Upper Hunter electorate to apply for funding to support local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

$12.5 million is available in the 2019/20 program for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure.

“I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to the local community,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“The 2019/20 program and has been expanded to support projects that build community connections and the application process has been streamlined to make it easier and quicker.

“For the first time, the grants are available for projects that support youth, mental health, homelessness and domestic violence services as well as drought-affected communities.”

Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 320 community projects worth $78 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.

The grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from gaming machines into community projects. Funding is available for infrastructure projects in three key areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
  • Sport & RecreationApplications for the first round of funding for 2019/20 are currently open and close Monday 26 August. If community organisations are unsure whether their projects are eligible for a grant, they can contact 9995 0992. To find out more information or to apply, please visit