Local Sport Grant Program Application Now Open

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The NSW Government has today announced that sport clubs across NSW can now apply for more funding under the Local Sport Grant Program.

The program provides $4.65 million funding to NSW sporting organisations with $50,000 available per Electorate and grants up to $20,000 available to individual clubs.

In 2022/23 $3.5 million was awarded for 592 projects, including development clinics, uniforms, and sporting equipment.

The 2022/2023 Local Sport Grant Program recipients included West Wallsend Junior Rugby League Club Incorporated $10,000, Fernances Creek Riding Club $3,200, Cessnock Amateur Swim Club $6,725, Kurri Kurri Minor Rugby League Club $10,000, Mt Sugarloaf Croquet Club Inc $6,407, Cessnock Minor Rugby League $4,271, Cessnock Rugby League Football Club Incorporated $9,397.

Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr said:
“The program focuses on increasing participation in sport through events, development programs and facilities.”

“Across our community, sport plays a crucial role in bringing people together. We need to ensure functional resources and facilities are available for participants and spectators.”

“The grants have been used recently to fund everything from sporting events to encourage participation in a particular sport, installation of a scoreboard, remove and replace damaged field perimeter fencing, programs, spectator seating, equipment and to improve storage and facilities.”

“I encourage all eligible sporting clubs to put in their applications for the grants.

NSW Minister for Sport, Steve Kamper said:
“The NSW Government understands the vital role community sport plays in keeping people healthy, active, and socially connected.

“Never was this more evident than during recent natural disasters and the pandemic.

“This program will provide vital funds to community sport groups 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.

“So, if there is a project or program your club has been wanting to deliver, I encourage you apply for a grant and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.”

Applications in the 2023/24 Local Sport Grant Program close at 1pm on Monday 27 November 2023.

For further information visit the Local Sport Grant Program.