Sporting organisations on the Central Coast are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of grants available under the NSW Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund to create new and upgrade existing sport facilities.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said $25M is available in 2020/21, with a further $25M to be made available next financial year and he wants to make sure the Coast gets its fair share.
“Central Coast Council, State Sporting Organisations (SSOs) and local sport clubs are all eligible for this funding,” Crouch said.
“I have already written to the Council and am also urging local clubs and organisations to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.
“We know that investing in sports infrastructure is vital to improving the health and wellbeing of people, and that’s why the NSW Government has allocated $50M over the next two years.
“Sports infrastructure also has the potential to boost construction jobs and stimulate our local economy as we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Acting Minister for Sport, Geoff Lee, said inclusive projects which encouraged the participation of females and people with a disability would be prioritised.
“I’m excited about the opportunities this will give to sports clubs and organisations throughout the Central Coast, to upgrade and build new facilities,” Lee said.
“I’m especially passionate about the focus on increasing and improving change room facilities for girls and women so they have their own comfortable environment for playing sport and therefore stay playing sport.”
Applications close on February 26.
For more information, go to: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants.
Media release, Feb 2
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch