Bellingen Chamber of Commerce

Regional Growth Fund program launch: Regional Sports Infrastructure

9 Aug


The Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund is now open. Information about the Fund can be found below along with a link to more information.




Also, don’t forget the ClubGrants Category 3 Fund is closing on 21 August. The fund supports projects in the following streams:


· Arts and Culture


· Sport and Rec


· Emergency Preparedness




This Fund does NOT require matched funding and is a good one to apply to. There will be multiple rounds this financial year so even if you are not able to apply in the current round, it is a good one to consider for future rounds.





Up to $100 million now available through the

Regional Sports Infrastructure fund


The Regional Sports Infrastructure fund has been established by the NSW Government to create a network of spaces and places that enable communities to enjoy quality sport and participate in physical activity. It will invest in new and existing venues to improve participation and performance in sports at all levels.



Fund objectives

The fund’s objectives are to:

  • increase the number and type of regional level sporting facilities
  • improve the standard of existing regional level sporting facilities
  • increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport
  • provide infrastructure that enables economic growth and boosts productivity.

Eligible applicants

Funding for the Regional Sports Infrastructure fund is available to:

  • local government authorities in all 92 regional local government areas, Lord Howe Island and the Unincorporated Far West
  • state sporting organisations
  • incorporated, community-based, not-for-profit sporting organisations (clubs or district associations)
  • educational organisations (such as schools, TAFEs and universities) in conjunction with local councils and local or state sporting entities.

Project nominations involving partnerships between groups are encouraged.

The fund remains open to applications year-round.

For a proposal to be successful, the land on which the facility is to be developed must be one of the following:

  • Crown reserve land
  • land owned by a public authority (for example municipal property)
  • land held for public purposes by trustees under a valid lease, title or trust deed that adequately protects the interests of the public
  • private land that benefits the community’s interests in sports and recreation.




“The Regional Sports Infrastructure fund is a key element of the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion investment to build economies and develop communities across the state.

“Up to $100 million will be made available to the regions over the next four years to build and improve sporting facilities — places that encourage good health, foster friendships and community and simply make life a little better.”

The Hon John Barilaro
Deputy Premier
Minister for Regional NSW
Minister for Skills
Minister for Small Business