I encourage all local sport clubs in Heathcote to apply for the latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

Sport is a vital part of our community and this program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation.

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

Local clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund individual initiatives, with up to $50,000 set aside for every state electorate.

Already this year, the Local Sport Grant 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.

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

This announcement is in addition to the NSW Government’s $290 million Open Spaces and Green Sydney package, along with the Active Kids program announced earlier this year. It also comes on top of $200 million that has been committed to improving sporting facilities in regional NSW.

The Local Sports Grant Program opens today and will accept applications until 24 August 2018.

Please click here to view the Local Sport Grant Program Guidelines or for more information visit Local Sport Grant or phone 13 13 02.