Regional and rural communities affected by mining can now apply for a share of $32 million made available by the NSW Government through the Resources for Regions Program.

Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro is encouraging local communities to work together to develop strong applications for funding.

Applications to fund economic and social infrastructure projects are now open to communities in local government areas (LGAs) outside the Sydney metropolitan area that have been affected by mining.

Expressions of interest will close on 7 April 2016.

For more details about the Resources for Regions Program, please visit