Round Two of Stronger Country Communities Fund now open

Cowra Shire Council is encouraging sporting and community groups to put forward potential projects for Council's consideration under Round Two of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund.

"Council was successful in receiving just over $1 million in funding under Round One of this initiative for the building of an adventure playground for Cowra, enhancing the Lachlan River and Peace Precinct, and refurbishment of the Woodstock and Gooloogong halls," Cowra Mayor, Cr Bill West said.

"It's now time for Council to submit applications under Round Two on behalf of local community and sporting organisations for projects that are well advanced in their planning stages, with the necessary costings, plans and DA approvals in place if required," Cr West said.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund delivers local infrastructure to improve the quality of life for people in regional NSW. Funding is for projects such as parks, community halls, sports facilities, playgrounds and amenity blocks.

Eligible sporting and community groups in the Cowra Shire should contact Lawrance Ryan, Grants and Executive Projects Officer on tel. 6340 2035 to discuss their project and complete the template required for it to be assessed by Council in the short time frame provided.

"To be considered by Council, the projects must have already undertaken detailed planning and have a minimum budget of $50,000. All projects must have a strong community focus that will enhance sporting, recreational and lifestyle opportunities across the Shire," Cr West concluded.

Project applications must be submitted to Council for assessment no later than 4pm on Friday 20 April.

Further information may be found on the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund FAQ website