CASH BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS
Grassroots sports development or upgrades to local sporting facilities are just some of the projects eligible for funding in the latest round of the Local Sport Grant Program.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this is a great chance to share in $4.65 million in grants which will bring a huge benefit to the local community.
“This is great news for sporting clubs in Tamworth, Gunnedah, Werris Creek, Manilla, Barraba or Walcha or any of the towns and communities in the region.
“There are so many clubs that can take advantage of this opportunity to increase participation in sport and active recreation.
“If you have a project that will boost training for coaches, promote grassroots sport or enhance existing facilities you should apply now.
“I want to see our kids put down the screens and Play Stations, get off the couch and get out outside.
“Sport and active recreation can help tackle childhood obesity and build safer communities and we have some fantastic facilities for our people to take part in.
“Just last weekend Stage 1 of the Northern Inland Centre of Sporting Excellence was opened, presenting our region with a world-class athletics track, cycling velodrome and a criterium track.
“Work is underway for Stage two of the Centre with a third hockey pitch being constructed at the Tamworth Hockey Centre and a roof is being constructed over one of the warm-up arenas at the Equine and Livestock Centre,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Funding is now available throughout NSW with $85,000 being allocated to electorates which are considered regional drought affected areas and $35,000 has been allocated to all other electorates.
The Local Sports Grant Program closes on the 25 November 2019.
For more information visit https://sport.nsw.gov.au/localsport or phone 13 13 02.