Big time boost for grassroots sport
Community sport organisations can now score a major funding boost, with applications open for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the program provides grants up to $10,000, with up to $50,000 available in each NSW electorate.
“Community sporting clubs run off the hard work and dedication of volunteers. These cash injections will help community sporting clubs upgrade their facilities and boost participation,” Mr Henskens said.
“We want more people playing sport in our State, which is why we’re growing participation and helping people boost their budget through programs like the Active Kids voucher program.
“The Local Sport Grant Program is about giving community sporting clubs a boost, by investing in clubs to improve facilities, enhance accessibility and hold new and exciting events and development programs that engage people of all ages and abilities.”
The program will focus on initiatives that enable more people to enjoy the benefits of playing sport, regardless of their age, gender, background or ability.
Last year the Program funded more than 830 projects across NSW, including multicultural awareness workshops at Blacktown District Cricket Club, an Indigenous Round in Mudgee Junior Rugby League, a female cricket gala day at Sutherland Shire Junior Cricket Association, and disability access works at Clarence Valley BMX Club.
Applications close Monday 21 November. Read more at the Local Sport Grant Program.