Funds for footy clubs

RUGBY league clubs across the region planning to upgrade or build new facilities are being urged to apply for funding under the new NSW Footy Facilities Fund. 

Seen as a possible game-changer for local rugby league clubs across the Illawarra and South Coast, the new NSW Footy Facilities Fund will see the NSW Government and the NRL invest $1 million each into a funding program to support junior and senior rugby league clubs upgrade or build new facilities. 

This may include spending on items such as new seating, goal posts, canteens, lights, fields, fencing, drainage, dressing rooms or storage facilities.

To secure a grant of up to $75,000 from the joint investment fund, local rugby league clubs must be able to match the grant through their own financial or in kind contribution, including obtaining some support from the council if the facilities are on council land.  

Details of the NSW Footy Facilities Fund and how to apply can be found at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants/.

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