Initiatives that focus on increasing participation in sport through events, development programs and facilities are at the heart of the recent round of the NSW government’s Local Sport Grant Program.
Sports Secretary Natalie Ward said local sports clubs are spending more than $ 4.6 million on their ideas for encouraging participation as COVID restrictions ease.
“We know that exercise has great health, social and economic benefits and we want to empower our local sports communities in our future plans,” said Ms. Ward.
“Sport goes far beyond physical benefits. It strengthens social networks and can also help develop skills and create jobs.
“This funding supports projects in popular sports clubs that promote participation opportunities so that more people in NSW can enjoy the benefits of sport.”
The NSW government funded more than 930 projects across the state under the latest round of the Local Sport Grant Program.
“A great variety of initiatives have been funded, including a Come and Try Day at the Sydney Speed Skating Club at the Macquarie Ice Rink, equipment at the Armidale City Gymnastics Club to allow children with sensory problems to participate, and a program for Sponsoring sailing fees for children from disadvantaged communities at the Toronto Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie, ”said Ms. Ward.
Successful clubs can receive up to $ 20,000 with up to $ 50,000 for each electorate across NSW.
The application period starts today and ends on Friday, November 19th.
Further information can be found at: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/local-sport-grant-program