LOCAL groups are encouraged to apply for NSW government grants to fund new sport facilities or programs that help people become active.
Applications have been invited for the first round of Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program grants.
It is an opportunity for local sporting groups and councils planning new and improved sports facilities or programs that increase participation in sport and recreation.
Applications for round one of the Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program 2013-14 close on October 30.
Grants are capped at $10,000 for participation projects and $25,000 for facility projects.
Organisations may apply for multiple projects or project types, with the maximum available to any one organisation in a financial year capped at $50,000.
Applicants must contribute 50 per cent or more to the project.
Projects eligible for funding include facility projects – the construction of new, fixed and portable facilities and enhancement of existing facilities; participation projects that deliver a program or service that will assist people to become more active.
For more information and application guidelines, visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/
grants or phone 13 13 02.