Arts and cultural infrastructure projects funded for first time through ClubGRANTS

A number of local councils and arts organisations have shared in more than $3.7 million to improve or upgrade arts and cultural facilities as part of the 2014/15 ClubGRANTS Category 3 funding round.

This was the first time a ClubGRANTS funding round has offered support for arts and cultural infrastructure.

Through the ClubGRANTS scheme, large registered clubs in NSW contribute directly to the provision of front-line services to their local communities and ensure that the disadvantaged benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.

In March 2015 the Deputy Premier committed $2.5 million each year for the next 4 years to arts and cultural infrastructure under ClubGRANTS category 3 funding. Applications for this funding will open during 2015/16. Arts NSW assisted with the assessment of applications for arts and cultural project funding.

Grant recipients:

  • Ballina Shire Council – $200,000 for improvements to Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre
  • Cooma Little Theatre Inc – $427,000 for Cooma Little Theatre Upgrade and Improved Capital Infrastructure Project
  • Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre – $497,545 for Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre Refurbishment
  • Lithgow City Council – $300,000 for Blast Furnace Park Cultural Heritage Precinct Development
  • Maitland Repertory Theatre Inc – $101,150 Maitland Repertory Theatre for rehearsal space and storage building stage 2
  • Narrandera Arts and Community Centre Working Party – $240,000 for Narrandera Arts and Community Centre
  • Penrith City Council – $500,000 for Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre theatre lighting and audio visual upgrade
  • Shopfront Youth Theatre for Young People Co-op – $175,000 Shopfront Accessibility Upgrades
  • Ted Noffs Foundation – $119,742 for Liverpool Street University Production studio build and facility upgrade
  • Temora Shire Council – $110,993 for youth space development
  • The Dunn & Lewis Youth Development Foundation Ltd – $500,000 for Dunn Lewis Centre stage 2
  • Tyalgum Community Hall Association Inc – $110,000 for Tyalgum Community Hall preservation
  • Wyong Shire Council – $465,000 for The Art House fit-out


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Published: 29 May 2015