Women and girls will benefit from funding to help enhance sports facilities and boost participation, with applications now open for two NSW Government grant programs.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the $25 million Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Program provides grants of up to $500,000 to help transform community sport facilities into safer and more inclusive venues.
“This program will deliver female-friendly change rooms, amenities and lighting upgrades, which is one of the biggest barriers that prevent women and girls from participating in sport,” Mr Henskens said.
“Community sport is where it all begins and we know the number of female players is soaring. This program will give them the facilities to complement their aspirations.
“This investment in our communities will not only get more women and girls playing sport but will also support local jobs, which will grow the economy and help secure a brighter future for NSW.”
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said an additional $650,000 is now available to sporting organisations through the NSW Government’s Her Sport Her Way Grant Program.
“This program enables organisations to develop innovative ways to encourage more women and girls to participate in sport, on and off the field, as players, referees, coaches or officials,” Mrs Taylor said.
“When women and girls feel comfortable they are more likely to stick with their chosen sport. This helps local clubs keep existing players and inspires the next generation of female sporting stars.”
For more information on the grant programs, visit https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/.