Scot MacDonald
FUNDING FOR CENTRAL COAST SPORT
30th Jun 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP are encouraging local sporting groups on the Central Coast to apply for the latest round of funding under the NSW Liberal National Government’s Local Sport Grant Program. 

Mr MacDonald 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 across the Central Coast and Central Coast Council 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.”

“Seven local sporting groups in my electorate of Terrigal have already benefited from this funding in the last round, with projects ranging from sports uniforms, training equipment and courses, to the purchase of a boat”, Mr Crouch said.

“I would encourage all local sporting groups to make the most of this funding opportunity.”

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.