Grassroots sporting organisations, clubs and councils can now apply for a share of $43 million to help repair and rebuild flood affected sports facilities and infrastructure.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the Essential Community Sport Assets Program was now available to 74 local government areas (LGAs) impacted by the February-March and June-July floods, including Narromine Shire, Dubbo Regional and Mid-Western Regional.
“We know that the floods and storms experienced throughout this year resulted in widespread damage, impacting sporting organisations and clubs,” Mr Saunders said.
“This funding will help repair, restore and improve flood damaged community sports facilities across our region so that we can get people back to playing sport as soon as possible.”
The $43 million Essential Community Sport Assets Program includes two funding steams:
- Stream One – offering $33 million to 74 LGAs with grants of between $150,000 and $1 million available; and
- Stream Two – offering $10 million to sporting organisations and organisations that deliver sports programs, with grants of between $15,000 and $500,000 available.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the NSW Government is investing in flood affected communities to help get sport back in action.
“Grassroots sport plays a critical role in the fabric of our communities, keeping people healthy, active and socially connected,” Mr Henskens said.
“This funding will repair and rebuild community sporting facilities that were damaged by the devastating floods earlier this year, and help communities get back playing the sports they love.”
Applications for the Essential Community Sport Assets Program close Friday, 9 December 2022. More information is available on the Office of Sport website.