Applications to the 2021-22 Crown Reserve Improvement Fund (CRIF) program have now closed.
Details on applicaton outcomes will be listed on this webpage when they become available.
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.
It is essential that you read the following guidance documentation before applying.
About the program
The CRIF provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of Crown reserves. Grant and loan funding can be applied for each year when the applications are open.
The CRIF program 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.
Successful applicants for the 2020–21 funding round have been announced by The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, and the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Water, Property and Housing in January 2021. A summary of the funding is available below or download the full list of the 2020-21 successful applicants.
In 2020-21, the NSW Government provided an additional $40 million stimulus funding to support the economy and employment in local communities. This resulted in a record $51.7 million being invested across the state through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund on 705 separate projects 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.
|Program area||Number||Value $|
|Local parks & reserves||296||28,593,089|
|Tracks and trails||9||1,127,500|
The yearly reports demonstrate the financial benefits of the program, while case studies within the report highlight the improvements on Crown reserves.
Please contact the department for funding enquiries
This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 20 Oct 2021. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing Oct 2021. 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 2021.
Page link: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif