Community sports clubs in the Wyong electorate are being encouraged to apply for funding to purchase new equipment, upgrade facilities, and deliver programs as part of the Local Sport Grant Program.
The program provides $4.65M in funding to NSW sporting organisations with $50,000 available per electorate and grants up to $20,000 now available to clubs and associations.
In 2022-23, $3.5M was awarded for 592 projects, including development clinics, uniforms, and programs.
“Sport and active recreation are important, contributing significantly to our health, economy, social wellbeing and the liveability of our cities and communities,” Member for Wyong David Harris said.
“This program helps our local clubs, which run on the efforts of an army of volunteers and canteen sales, buy vital equipment like uniforms and deliver programs that help more people enjoy the benefits of sport.
“So, if your club has a project or program that it has been wanting to deliver, I urge you to apply for a grant.”
Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said the NSW Government understood the vital role community sport played in keeping people healthy, active and socially connected.
“Never was this more evident than during recent natural disasters and the pandemic,” he said.
“The program will provide vital funds for community sport 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.”
Applications in the 2023-24 Local Sport Grant Program close on November 27.
For further information visit: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/local-sport-grant-program
Member for Wyong David Harris