Funding increased for local community sport

THE NSW Government has announced that sport clubs across NSW can now apply for more funding under the Local Sport Grant Program.

The Program provides $4.65 million funding to NSW sporting organisations with $50,000 available per electorate and grants up to $20,000 available to individual clubs.

In 2022/23 $3.5 million was awarded for 592 projects, including development clinics, uniforms and sporting equipment.

NSW Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said this follows the Minns Government’s significant investment in grassroots sporting organisations including:

– $30 million to providers of grassroots sport through the Level the Playing Field Program to support the continued growth of women’s and girls’ sport and recreation

– And a four-year $14.5 million Football in Schools Program to partner with A-League clubs Western Sydney Wanderers and Macarthur FC to provide football, education and wellbeing programs in local schools. 

“The NSW Government understands the vital role community sport plays in keeping people healthy, active and socially connected” Mr Kamper said. 

“Never was this more evident than during recent natural disasters and the pandemic.

“This Program will provide vital funds to community sport groups to purchase new equipment, improve facilities and deliver programs that enable people of all ages and abilities to participate and enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation.

“So, if there is a project or program your club has been wanting to deliver, I encourage you apply for a grant and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.”

Applications in the 2023/24 Local Sport Grant Program close 27 November 2023.

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