Gurmesh Singh MP


Coffs Coast organisations can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the $12.5 million annual program supports new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure.

“This is a great chance for our local organisations to seek funding for a project to provide long-term tangible benefits to the community,” Mr Singh said.

“The current round of funding will prioritise projects in flood-affected communities, supporting ongoing efforts to rebuild and repair damaged community infrastructure.

 “With floods and storms taking a huge toll on many regions across NSW, it’s great that Infrastructure Grants can be used to help impacted communities get back on their feet.

 “A disaster category is not new as we have previously included drought and bushfire-affected communities for priority funding under the program.” 

Mr Singh said Infrastructure Grants can fund construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure.

“Types of projects funded include new or upgraded sports grounds, museums, theatres, homeless shelters and evacuation centres,” Mr Singh said.

“These projects are all about creating resilient, healthy and connected communities, promoting participation in sport, recreation and arts, and boosting social inclusion and disaster resilience.

“Funding under the program is made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects.”   

 The current round of funding closes on Monday 31 October. For more details visit