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$4.6 Million Up For Grabs In Local Sports Grant Program


Local sporting groups are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

Member for Bega, Andrew Constance said $4.6 million was now available across the state for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation.

“Sport is a vital part of our community and I encourage all clubs and councils across our region to apply,” Mr Constance said.

“Whether it is learning to sail days, new uniforms, training equipment, club house improvements or courses for your volunteers, these grants are a great opportunity and I would encourage you to submit an application.

“Local clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund individual initiatives, with up to $50,000 set aside for every state electorate.”

Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said the Local Sport Grant Program is now in its fourth year.

“It is a key priority of the NSW Government that everyone has the opportunity to take part in local sport or has access to open space,” Mr Ayres said.

“Already this year, the Local Sport Grant Program has allocated funding for sports clubs in 93 electorates across the state and we anticipate this next round of funding will help hundreds more community groups and councils.

“This announcement is in addition to the NSW Government’s $290 million Open Spaces, along with the Active Kids program announced earlier this year.

“It also comes on top of $200 million that has been committed to improving sporting facilities in regional NSW.”

“The Local Sports Grant Program is now open and will accept applications until 24 August 2018.

For more information visit sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport or phone 13 13 02.

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