SPORTING groups across the region are being encouraged to apply for funding under a new national $29.7million program being established by the Federal Coalition Government aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure.
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Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program would enable sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure in 2018-19.
“Local sporting groups should consider projects that would help build participation in physical activity, community partnerships and inclusiveness,” Dr Gillespie said.
“Sporting facilities are vital for inspiring physical activity and health, but also for building community spirit and pride.”
“I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance our facilities in our local community. Even the smallest of facility projects can have a big impact on boosting local business, economy, health and social cohesiveness.
“Improving lighting, playing surfaces and accessibility for different ages and genders are just some of the ways sporting facilities can be made safer and more appealing.”
The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.
Applications will remain open until 14 September and more information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at https://www.sportaus.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/677879/CSI_Grant_Program_guidelines.pdf