I  encourage local sporting clubs to apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program which is now open with applications closing 11 November 2016.  The program aims to increase regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation.

The Local Sport Grant Program provides funding for sports clubs in the Heathcote Electorate and across NSW.

We all know that sport is incredibly important for health and wellbeing, as well as bringing people in the community together. The NSW Government is committed to delivering the best infrastructure and services to the people of NSW and this Local Sport Grant Program provides funding opportunities for every single community across the state so I encourage our local sporting groups to take advantage of the fund.

There are four project types within the Program, these being:

1.    Sport Club Development;

2.    Community Sport Events;

3.    Sport Access; and

4.    Facility Development.

Incorporated, not-for-profit sport clubs are eligible to apply.

Applications close 11 November 2016. Please advise my office if you plan to make an application so we can assist you with the process.

For more information and to apply, visit www.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/grants.