Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages local sporting clubs to apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program before they close on 29 February 2016. Stuart Ayres said the Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation. “The Local Sport Grant Program provides funding for sports clubs in Penrith and across NSW,” said Stuart Ayres. “We all know that sport is incredibly important for health and wellbeing, as well as bringing people in the community together.” “Whether it be funding towards training programs to secure more volunteer coaches or helping with that much-needed change room upgrade, these grants are designed to encourage more people to keep active.” There are four project types within the Program, these being: 1. Sport Club Development; 2. Community Sport Events; 3. Sport Access; and 4. Facility Development and Capital Equipment. For more information and to apply, visit www.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au.