The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF) supports Crown land managers (CLMs) by providing funding for repairs, maintenance and improvements on Crown reserves. The funding aims to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.
The CRIF is a self-sustaining program that is supported by income generated from loan repayments and interest, leases and licences on Crown land, and levies from the operation of coastal Crown caravan parks.
|2 May 2022||Applications open 9am|
|3 June 2022||Applications close 5pm|
|June to November 2022|
Eligibility, assessment and approval process
|November 2022||Announcement of successful projects and advice to all applicants|
|December 2022 to February 2023||Grant acceptances and payment processing|
Start a funding application via the 'apply now' button.
The department is aware that the current environment of global material shortages and price increases are having an impact on some Crown land manager's ability to complete CRIF projects.
Depending upon the size and nature of your CRIF project, here are some options for you to consider in order to progress your project:
The CRIF 2021-22 funded 257 projects totalling $15.233m to maintain and upgrade facilities and reserves on government-owned land. The funding provided will continue to benefit our community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of our region.
View the Crown Land Funding Map for project details.
|Program area||Number||Value $|
|Local parks and reserves||94||8,064,535|
|Schools of arts||1||59,851|
Project delivery timeline: Funded projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving the funding.
Funding acquittal: Funding recipients must submit a final report within two months of the project’s completion. Download the latest report template.
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Please contact the department for funding enquiries
This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 21 May 2022. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing May 2022. However, because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need to ensure that the information upon which they rely is up to date and to check the currency of the information by referring to the website (www.reservemanager.nsw.gov.au).
© State of New South Wales through Department of Planning, Industry & Environment 2022.
Page link: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif