Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has encouraged local sporting groups from around the community to apply for funding as part of the Australian Government’s $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program.
The Program will enable sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure as part of the 2018-19 financial year.
Minister Hunt urged 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,” Minister Hunt said.
“Australia has a proud history of producing incredible athletes who excel on the world stage and this program gives local clubs and organisations the ability to invest in their own facilities to create the champions of the future.
“I encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance our facilities around the electorate. 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 2018 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