Community Sport Infrastructure grant program

Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities

The national $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure grant program has been launched by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie, aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure. Sport and community organisations are able to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure in 2018-19.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said this is a great opportunity for local sporting groups to consider projects that would help build participation in physical activity, community partnerships and inclusiveness.

“Sporting facilities are vital for inspiring physical activity and health, but also for building community spirit and pride,” he said.

“I encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance our facilities in their local communities. These grants would be perfect for sports clubs looking to expand facilities to accommodate women’s sport, such as providing women’s change rooms and toilets at the local footy club. 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 September 14 and more information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/community_sport_infrastructure_grant_program

Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296

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