Gurmesh Singh MP

LOCAL PROJECT SCORES A STATE GOVERNMENT GRANT

The Coffs Coast is benefiting from $60,000 in community funding to support a grassroots project under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the funding has been provided to Diggers Cricket Club for the purchase of the Fitzroy Oval Community Scoreboard.

“This is a fantastic project which will take pride of place in the heart of our city,” Mr Singh said.

“I congratulate everyone involved at Diggers Cricket Club and other sporting organisations on the Coffs Coast for this exciting initiative.

“The Fitzroy Oval Community Scoreboard will be a big asset for our community and I look forward to seeing it being built.”

Mr Singh said the Infrastructure Grants Program gives local groups the chance to gain funding for projects which will make a real difference to the community.

In the latest round of Infrastructure Grants to be announced, 41 successful projects across the State will be funded to support local community organisations.

Mr Singh said Infrastructure Grants are an important part of boosting the economy and rebuilding struggling communities that are still feeling the impact of COVID-19.

“This year $12.5 million is available in funding to support projects which will promote the construction or upgrade of facilities across the State in sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” Mr Singh said.

“Some communities have struggled to maintain sports, cultural and other social activities during COVID-19, so the funding can back projects that are beneficial for communities.”

Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government’s ClubGrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.

The full list of funded projects is here. To find out more or to apply, visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au