$50,000 available per electorate to build participation

Sports clubs across the Coast can apply for $20,000 grants

Projects which focus on increasing participation in sport through events, development programs and facilities are the focus of the latest round of the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said up to $50,000 per state electorate was available to sports clubs on the Coast to help make their ideas a reality.

“We know that sport has great health, social and economic advantages and the NSW Government is looking to strengthen our local sporting communities through this funding boost.

“Sport goes far beyond the physical benefits.

“It boosts social networks and can also help develop skills and create jobs.

“A variety of initiatives have successfully received funding in previous rounds, including the purchase of a new dragon boat trolley for the Deepwater Dragon Boat Club, a new set of lawn bowls and coaching aid equipment to assist elderly and disabled bowlers at Terrigal Bowling Club, pop-up goals and female uniforms for Kincumber Roos Football Club and the resurfacing of basketball courts at Breakers Indoor Stadium,” Crouch said.

Minister for Sport, Natalie Ward, said the NSW Government funded over 930 projects across the State through the last round of the Local Sport Grant Program.

“This funding will support projects at our grassroots sporting clubs which are driving participation opportunities, so that more people across NSW can enjoy the benefits of being involved in sports,” Ward said.

Successful clubs can receive funding of up to $20,000, with up to $50,000 available for each electorate in NSW.

Applications are open now and will close on November 19.

For more information, go to www.sport.nsw.gov.au/local-sport-grant-program.

Media release, Oct 14
Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch