Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres recently announced the NSW Government’s Sport Facility Program is open for applications to provide funding for projects throughout the State.
“This program will help provide funding for grassroots sports clubs in local and regional NSW,” Mr Ayres said.
Grants of up to $25,000 to improve sporting facilities are available on a dollar for dollar basis.
“I just can’t emphasise enough how important sport is to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities alike.
“Encouraging increased participation in sport not only enhances our general health, but also benefits society at large by creating a healthier and more productive workforce.
“Participating in sport develops a wide range of transferable skills and attitudes, including teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. Sport also contributes to building character and personal qualities such as courage, respect for others, persistence and self-discipline,” Mr Ayres added.
The Sport Facility Program aims to increase participation opportunities in sport by:
improving safety at sporting facilities
improving amenities at sporting facilities
developing environmentally sustainable sporting facilities
addressing barriers to participation in sport
Projects eligible for funding at sporting clubs include:
enhance existing facilities e.g. watering systems, safety netting, lighting and upgrade of surfaces
provide ancillary facilities e.g. sun protection shelters, change rooms, shower and toilet blocks
construct new fixed and portable facilities and infrastructure
Applications close 31 October 2014.
For more information and to apply, visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02.