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Program objective

The objective of the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program is to fund the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure to deliver outcomes for disadvantaged NSW communities including regional, remote and drought-affected areas, culturally and linguistically diverse, disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and disaster-affected communities. This grant is one of four Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants administered by the Office of Responsible Gambling.

Learn more about eligibility or jump to the full program guide and sample application form on this page.

This program is funded and administered by Office of Responsible Gambling.


Who can apply

  • Not-for-profit organisations that will be responsible for operating and/or maintaining the infrastructure.
  • Schools – applicants must consider if and how the infrastructure project is accessible to the public outside school hours.
  • Local councils – applicants are required to cash-match the funding amount requested.

Who can’t apply

  • Individuals
  • Organisations or businesses that may or will realise a commercial gain from the project.

What kinds of projects will we fund under this stream

You can apply for funding under this stream if your project supports infrastructure such as:

  • Cultural maintenance (e.g. Aboriginal keeping place, language centres) 
  • Film (e.g. cinema, production studios) 
  • Performing arts (e.g. theatre, performing arts centre, rehearsal and studios) 
  • Music (e.g. conservatorium, concert hall) 
  • Historical, nature or science collections (e.g. museum, war memorial, botanic gardens) 
  • Visual arts and craft (e.g. exhibition or gallery space) 
  • Literature and writing (e.g. library, writer’s centre) 
  • Community (e.g. multipurpose hall) 

Your project will need to:

  • be infrastructure that is accessible and available to the public most of the time.

Projects can contribute to, but are not limited to, one or more of the following areas or outcomes: 

Construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the arts and culture infrastructure category. 

What you can’t apply for

  • Day to day activities that supplements ongoing service delivery or core business.
  • Existing services or initiatives currently underway.
  • Work undertaken or commenced before funding decisions are made.
  • Projects that provide or produce commercial outputs and benefits.
  • Recurring services and outputs that had been undertaken and or/funded in the past.
  • Projects not undertaken in NSW and/or not benefiting NSW communities and economy.

Example projects

Infrastructure Grants can be used for costs such as construction, the purchase of capital equipment and professional fees. Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, museums, art galleries, or theatres.

Key information

  • Grant amount: From $50,000 to $200,000
  • Application opened: 1 July 2024
  • Application closes: 22 July 2024
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