Local organisations and councils in the Orange electorate are encouraged to apply for up to $300,000 to help them deliver an important emergency relief infrastructure project for their communities.

Duty MLC for Orange, Sarah Mitchell, is inviting local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for grants of up to $300,000 for new or upgraded emergency relief infrastructure.

Mrs Mitchell said these grants are being made available under the NSW Government’s 2016/17 ClubGRANTS program for projects that help protect local communities during emergencies such as bushfires, storms and floods.

“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” said Mrs Mitchell.

An applicant information pack is now available on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au with applications closing on Friday 7 October 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 early 2017.