$50,000 UP FOR GRABS FOR MONARO’S LOCAL SPORT CLUBS

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$50,000 UP FOR GRABS FOR MONARO’S LOCAL SPORT CLUBS


Monday, 2 July 2018

Member for Monaro John Barilaro is calling on local clubs to apply for NSW Government funding under the latest round of the Local Sport Grant Program.

Mr Barilaro said the Monaro electorate has been allocated $50,000 and he is encouraging local clubs to think about the projects they need funded, big or small, and apply for their share of the funding.

“Sport is a vital part of the communities across the Monaro and I encourage all local clubs to have a look at the funding and apply now,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Our clubs can apply for funding between $250 and $20,000 depending on the size of their project, meaning plenty of local projects can be funded under this round.

“With a grant of even $500 replacing weekends of sausage sizzles, egg and bacon rolls and fundraising, I know our local clubs will appreciate this boost.”

Mr Barilaro said previous rounds of the program had funded local projects such as the $18,500 lock up garage for the Cooma Colts Junior Rugby League Club, a $20,000 electronic scoreboard for the Queanbeyan District Cricket Club at Freebody Oval and new equipment and uniforms for the Jindabyne Netball Association.

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,” 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.

“This announcement is in addition to the NSW Government’s Active Kids program and on top of the $200 million that has been committed to improving sporting facilities in regional NSW.”

The Local Sport Grant Program is now open and will accept applications until 24 August 2018.

For more information visit sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport or phone 13 13 02.