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Regional Victorians encouraged to apply for community infrastructure grants

Community organisations and councils across regional Victoria are being encouraged to apply for grants to build and improve community infrastructure to enhance the liveability of our community.

Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said the Federal Coalition is committed to investing in local projects to deliver practical improvements to regional communities to provide the services and opportunities which are often taken for granted in the capital cities.

“Applications are now open for Growing Regions grants of between $500,000 and $15 million to upgrade existing community facilities or build new infrastructure which will enhance regional Victoria as a place to live, work and raise a family,” Senator Henderson said.

“Eligible projects could include community and sporting facility upgrades which enhance the amenity of towns, or projects which help drive stronger economic opportunities such as tourism and job-creating initiatives.”

“Not-for-profit community organisations in regional areas, including sporting clubs, are eligible to apply for grants, as well as local councils,” Senator Henderson said.

“I encourage members of local clubs and associations who have a project in mind to contact my office for further information about the grants available.”

“I am happy to assist any community organisation willing to put up their hands for funding, recognising there is only a short window of opportunity to get the necessary paperwork together ahead of applications closing on 1 August 2023.”

Further details about the Growing Regions community infrastructure grants, including funding guidelines, can be obtained by calling my office on 03 5221 5900 or emailing me at [email protected].

“Whether it be the Bendigo Airport upgrade, a new Headspace facility for Ballarat or the Wurdi Baierr stadium in Torquay, the Coalition has an extremely strong track record of investing in community facilities and I want to make sure our community also has every chance to benefit from this latest funding opportunity.”

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