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Mayor urges community groups to apply for funding

4 April, 2018Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead is reminding community groups time is running out to apply for funding under the NSW State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

“Under the current round of funding applications must be submitted to Council by the close of business Wednesday 11 April,” the Mayor said.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is designed to deliver essential infrastructure to improve the quality of life of people living in regional NSW. Monies are generally provided to help fund local projects such as improvements to parks, community halls, playgrounds, sporting facilities and amenities blocks.

As part of the State Government’s $200 million commitment of funds, $2.2 million has been set aside for the Wingecarribee Shire.

Funding request amounts must be a minimum of $50,000 with requests greater than $1 million requiring a 25 per cent co-contribution.

Council will be the applicant for all submissions and will manage all approved projects.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund is a wonderful opportunity for local sporting or community groups to apply for essential infrastructure funding,” the Mayor said.

For further information regarding the Stronger Country Communities Fund including eligibility criteria visit www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-fund/stronger-country-communities.

“I encourage any local community or sporting group that feels that they have an eligible project to contact Council’s Assets Officer before next week’s cut-off date,” the Mayor added.

“I also commend the State Government on making these funds available and ensuring regional New South Wales continues to provide first-class amenities for all its citizens to enjoy.

“I believe this allocation of funding is further testimony to the State Government’s confidence in our Shire to successfully deliver on major infrastructure improvements.”

Expressions of Interest close Wednesday 11 April 2018.

For more information contact Council’s Assets Officer, Kylie Stefaniuk, on phone 4868 0889 or via email at kylie.stefaniuk@wsc.nsw.gov.au.