Funding applications open for grassroots sport

Local sports clubs and associations are set to receive a funding boost to assist with ongoing participation in sport and active recreation in the region, with applications now open for the Local Sport Grant Program.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said applicants can access funding for a range of projects including sport access initiatives and facility upgrades, with up to $50,000 available for projects in every electorate across NSW.

“At a time when the sector is navigating through the impacts of COVID-19, the Local Sport Grant Program will provide a significant boost to the people of our region with grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 for successful projects,” Mr Saunders said.

“I encourage local clubs and associations to review the guidelines and submit their applications in the coming weeks.”

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said $4.65 million is available through the Local Sport Grant Program across NSW and is crucial in supporting the NSW Government’s commitment to enhance the quality of life in local communities.

“We know that sport is the lifeblood in local communities and their volunteers work hard to provide opportunities for their residents to get active and experience some normality during this pandemic,” Mr Lee said.

“By improving access and the quality of sport and recreational facilities and programs we can improve the health, social and economic wellbeing of the community.”

Applications open today and close at 5:00pm Wednesday, 7 October 2020.

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