Community groups, sports clubs and councils in the Orange electorate are encouraged to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project for their communities.

Duty MLC for Orange, Sarah Mitchell, is inviting local community groups, sports clubs and councils to apply for grants between $500,000 and $1 million for new or upgraded sport and recreation infrastructure projects.

Mrs Mitchell said these grants are being made available under the NSW Government’s 2016/17 ClubGRANTS program for projects providing modern and safe community facilities for people to take part in sport and recreation and improve fitness and well-being.

“I encourage all eligible groups to consider submitting an application for a project that will make a real difference to the Orange electorate” Mrs Mitchell said.

“Particular emphasis will be placed on projects that benefit disadvantaged and regional and remote communities in this program round.

“Over this term of government, around $50 million in ClubGRANTS will be provided to local communities across NSW to support three categories of infrastructure: sport and recreation, arts and culture and emergency relief facilities” Mrs Mitchell said.

An applicant information pack is now available on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au with expressions of interest closing on Friday 16 September 2016.

Applications will be assessed by the independent ClubGRANTS fund committee and approved applicants will then be invited to lodge formal applications. Successful projects will be announced in 2017.