YOUNG people are encouraged to play a part in getting funding for the infrastructure they need and want.
The NSW Government has allocated an additional $100 million for infrastructure and programs that benefit the community and local youth through its Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The fund will provide at least $50 million for projects aimed at young people, with the remaining funding to be used for other local infrastructure, street beautification and community programs and events.
"The Stronger Country Communities Fund has already delivered much needed infrastructure for the Bathurst region and confirmation that additional local funding of $936,378 is available for youth and community projects is great news," member for Bathurst Paul Toole said.
"Hundreds of projects are being delivered and worked on right across regional NSW, including locally here in Bathurst."
Those projects include renovations at Lifeline Central West, which received a $163,047 grant, and a $300,000 upgrade of Bathurst Skate Park.
Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor urged young people living in the Bathurst region to think about the local infrastructure and programs they would like to see funded and share those ideas with Mr Toole and eligible organisations.
"These are projects making a real difference to regional communities, such as sporting field lights that allow night-time play, and community hall upgrades, and I can't wait to see the delivery of $50 million in youth infrastructure and programs," she said.
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For further information about the Stronger Country Communities Fund and the program guidelines, visit www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF.
Organisations that want to submit applications have until September 27 to do so.
Projects receiving funding will be announced from January onwards.