Local sport grant program funding applications open for 2018

Forster Surf Club benefited from the last round of funding: John Quinn and Brian Wilcox with the plans for the future of the club.
Forster Surf Club benefited from the last round of funding: John Quinn and Brian Wilcox with the plans for the future of the club.

Sporting clubs across the region have a chance to apply for the latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s local sport grant program. 

In the previous round of funding the grants enabled Bulahdelah Cricket Club to acquire new equipment, and helped Forster Surf Club purchase equipment for surf events.

The funding also benefited Old Bar Soccer Club and Taree and District Netball

Currently, there is $4.6 million was available across the state for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation.

Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said sport is a vital part of the community.

“I encourage all clubs and councils across the Myall Lakes to apply,” Mr Bromhead said. 

“Thousands of local clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund individual initiatives, with up to $50,000 set aside for every state electorate.”

Sports minister, Stuart Ayres says the local sport grant program is now in its fourth year.

“It is a key priority of the NSW Government that everyone has the opportunity to take part in local sport or has access to open space,” he said.

“Already this year, the program has allocated funding for sports clubs in 93 electorates across the state and we anticipate this next round of funding will help hundreds more community groups and councils.”

The local sports grant program will accept applications until August 24.

For more information visit www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport or phone 13 13 02.