2020/21 Public Library Infrastructure Grants
Public Library Infrastructure Grants are for projects that will assist NSW councils to improve public library infrastructure, including buildings and information technology systems.
The 2020/21 Public Library Infrastructure Grants are now open.
Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 6 November 2020.
- Please read the Public Library Infrastructure Grants Guidelines 2020/21 before you begin your application
- The PLIG tips for applying provide additional information
- Contact a State Library Consultant if you have any questions about the guidelines or grants program
- The online application is available through Smartygrants
- If you need help with using Smartygrants please go to the Help guide for applicants or the Smartygrants frequently asked questions
2019/20 Public Library Infrastructure Grants
The State Government has approved the following grants for 2019/20.
|1||Bega Valley Shire||Make space for Bermagui Library||$192,800|
|2||Carrathool Shire||Mobile Library: bringing the world to your door||$196,000|
|3||Coffs Harbour City||Coffs Harbour Cultural and Civic Space (New Central Library)||$500,000|
|4||Cumberland City||The Granville Centre - innovation in Granville Branch Library||$251,490|
|5||Dungog Shire||Dungog Shire Library Extension 2020 and Beyond||$500,000|
|6||Fairfield City||New Fairfield Library Branch Services||$300,000|
|7||Hills Shire||Reaching out over The Hills – outreach services for growth areas here and now (mobile library)||$76,072|
|8||Hornsby Shire||Refurbishment of Hornsby Central Library||$408,522|
|9||Kempsey Shire||Kempsey Library - innovative creative spaces project||$460,785|
|10||MidCoast||Spacemaking: Evolving Wingham Library||$500,000|
|11||Moree Plains Shire||Fit out of mobile library service for Moree Plains Shire Council||$117,515|
|12||Murray River||Murray River Mobile Library Service||$200,000|
|13||Nambucca Valley||Nambucca Heads Library: a contemporary fit out for the future||$324,749|
|14||Parkes Shire||Enhancing the vision, completing the dream: Parkes Library Redevelopment project||$161,000|
|15||Richmond Valley||Rejuvenate, remodel, renew and refresh the Evans Head Library||$399,053|
|16||Shellharbour City||Shell Cove Library: a new library at The Waterfront||$500,000|
|17||Tamworth Regional||Expansion and revitalization of Kootingal Library||$200,000|
|18||Temora Shire||Temora Library upgrade||$189,014|
|19||Walcha||Improving library accessibility||$23,000|
|20||Wentworth Shire||Wentworth Shire Library relocation||$500,000|
All councils will be invited to apply for grants in the 2020/21 round. Details will be published here when the round is open.
Previous recipients are listed in the State Library of NSW Annual Reports.
From the 2017/18 Public Library Grant round reporting and acquittal forms are to be filled out in Smartygrants. The applicant will receive an email directly from Smartygrants when a form is available for completion.
2016/17 PLIG round and previous years
For grants from previous years please fill out the forms below.
- Acquittal statement (Word 43Kb)
- Performance report (Word 110Kb)
- Statement of income and expenditure (Excel 105Kb)
Public Library Grants archive
Previous Public Library Grants Guidelines are available below for the reference of councils that are yet to acquit funded projects.