Local sporting groups in the Hunter are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding under the NSW Liberal National Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said $4.6 million was now available across the state for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation.
“Sport is a vital part of our community and I encourage all clubs and councils in in the Hunter to apply”, Mr MacDonald 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 said 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,” Mr Ayres said.
“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.
The Local Sports Grant Program is currently open and will accept applications until 24 August 2018.
For more information visit www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport or phone 13 13 02.