Community groups that use Crown land in the Hunter are being invited to apply for a share of $17 million in grants.
Applications for the NSW Government's Crown Reserves Improvement Fund are open until June 25.
"Grant applications are open to Crown land reserve managers and users including local councils, community groups, showgrounds and caravan parks. I strongly encourage eligible local organisations to apply," Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said.
"The fund will support improvements to community facilities while supporting local jobs, businesses and the region's economy through upgrade work. It will also fund bushfire management and weed and pest control on reserves."
Another focus will be to support projects that contribute to greater energy and water efficiency and that support Aboriginal communities and interests.