NSW FOOTBALL LEGACY FUND OPEN FOR LOCAL CLUBS
Local football clubs and players in the region could be in line for a funding boost with the opening of the NSW Government’s Football Legacy Fund.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson encouraged local clubs and councils to get their applications in soon, ensuring we build on a strong legacy of sports infrastructure investment.
“Over the past decade, we have seen significant investment in our athletics, hockey, basketball and cricket facilities right across the Tamworth electorate,” Mr Anderson said.
“The region has quickly become a must-visit destination when it comes to sport tourism, bringing millions into the local economy and keeping local accommodation providers busy.
“I want us to build our sport infrastructure and programs event better which is why I am encouraging local clubs and associations to get their applications in for this significant fund.”
The program, delivered in partnership with Football NSW and Northern NSW Football, will focus on inclusive projects that encourage the participation of females and people with disability.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the legacy of NSW hosting matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will live on long after the tournament ends.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will bring the best players from across the globe to NSW as they compete for the prestigious title of world champions and the NSW Government wants to ensure they leave a positive legacy for our next generation of football stars,” Mr Henskens said.
“The Football Legacy Fund will ensure the entire NSW football family benefits from the state hosting World Cup matches, from grassroots through to elite-level competition.”
Round 1 has two streams available; Infrastructure, with up to $2.5 million available for the upgrade or construction of new community facilities; and Participation, with up to $650,000 available for programs that support increased football participation and leadership development.
To apply, find out more at www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/nsw-football-legacy-fund.