NSW Government Offers Funding To Grassroots Sports

Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott has encouraged local sporting organisations and councils to apply for NSW Government funding to help build sporting facilities and boost sports participation in their communities with applications opening today. 

 “The Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program assists grassroots organisations improve local sporting facilities as well as encouraging people to get involved in recreational activities,” Mr Elliott said

 “The program assists with funding the construction of new or enhancement of existing facilities and assists with funding programs that deliver a service that will assist people to become more active.

 “Crucially, this program makes sport more accessible which in turns encourages people from across the Hills to get active and healthy through sport.

 “By improving the grassroots infrastructure, the NSW Government is also helping to strengthen our local communities through sport.”

 Minister for Sport Gabrielle Upton said this round would be the first with new guidelines following a change to the Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program criteria.

 “I want to make sure the funding delivers the best bang for the taxpayers buck,” Ms Upton said.

 “As a result local councils will be required where possible to partner with a community organisation to ensure any new facilities or programs meet communities’ needs.”

 Applications close on 2 April 2014. For more information and to apply, visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02. Applications close on 2 April 2014. For more information and to apply, visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02.