South Coast sports clubs are being encouraged to apply for funding from the newly opened NSW government local sports grant program.
Kiama MP Gareth Ward said that the program aimed to increase regular and ongoing participation in sport and active recreation, especially with community sport set to resume soon.
"Sport is incredibly important for health and wellbeing and in country NSW it also plays a role in bringing people in the community together for social occasions," Ward said.
"Whether it be funding towards training programs to secure more volunteer coaches or helping with that much-needed change room or amenities block upgrade, these grants are designed to encourage more people to stay active."
Ward explained there are four project types within this year's program, each with its own funding application limit:
- Sport club development (maximum of $2,000 per club)
- Community sport events ($5,000)
- Sport access ($5,000)
- Facility development and capital equipment ($20,000)
"As I travel across the Kiama electorate, I know that there are many local community sporting clubs which are looking forward to resuming their activities soon and have projects that could benefit greatly from this funding," he said.
"I urge all sporting clubs to have a close look at this program and lodge an application as soon as possible."
Under the program, there is $50,000 available for clubs and projects across the Kiama electorate.
Applications are now open and close at 1pm on Friday, November 19.
For more information and to apply, please visit here.
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