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Funding open to Community Groups and Council

Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole has announced that Blayney Shire Council will receive $1,323,420 in grant funding under round 5 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SSCF).

He said that funding from the SCCF being rolled out by the NSW Government will deliver new and upgraded facilities, infrastructure and programs that make a big difference to everyday life in the bush.

“SCCF delivers guaranteed investment in every single regional LGA in NSW, and has seen $500 million invested across more than 1900 local projects since 2017,” he said.

From the total amount allocated, $909,851 is directly available to Blayney Shire Council and $413,569 available to eligible community organisations. Grants are either infrastructure or program based with a minimum grant funding amount of $100,000 per project.

The objective of the SCCF is to boost the wellbeing of communities in regional areas by providing new or upgraded social and sporting infrastructure or community programs that have strong local support.

Blayney Shire Mayor Scott Ferguson welcomed the announcement and recognised the importance of the program and the opportunities for the community.  

“Excitingly, under round 5 there is a set allocation of funding for community groups so our not-for-profit incorporated organisations can directly apply to seek funding for their important community projects” he said.  

Community groups taking the lead on projects can apply directly to the NSW Government with applications closing at 5pm on 23 September 2022. Where a project includes council-owned infrastructure, the group is required to contact Council to discuss the project.

To read more on the program, view the full guidelines and apply visit: https://regionaldevelopment.smartygrants.com.au/SCCF5

Last modified: 17 Aug 2022