Community sport organisations across South Coast and Bega are set to benefit from more than $80,000 in funding thanks to the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.
Liberal candidate for South Coast, Luke Sikora, and Bega, Russell Fitzpatrick, welcomed the announcement and said the 16 projects funded across South Coast and Bega would turbocharge participation in sport across all age groups and bring the community closer together.
“It is so important we continue supporting our local sporting clubs on the South Coast. They are the life-blood of our communities and key to ensuring our kids live a healthy and happy lifestyle,” Mr Sikora said.
Mr Fitzpatrick said: “Sporting clubs play a terrific role linking the community together. This funding injection will be put to good use to support these organisations across the Bega area.”
Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were available with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.
Local sporting organisations benefitting in South Coast include:
- Bay and Basin Amateur Swimming Club
- Conjola Stingrays Outrigger Canoe Club
- Jervis Bay Outrigger Canoe Club
- Mako Paddle Club
- Milton Ulladulla Touch Football Association
- Nowra Warriors JRLFC
- St Georges Basin Junior Rugby League Club
Local sporting organisations benefitting in Bega include:
- Dalmeny Boardriders Association
- Eden Whaler Football Club INC
- Eurobodalla Netball Association
- Malua Boardriders Inc
- Moruya Skydivers Club Incorporated
- Sapphire Coast Outrigger Canoe Club
- Tathra Mountain Bike Club
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the program will encourage people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation.
“This funding will provide a cash injection to help improve sport facilities, enhance accessibility and hold new and exciting events and development programs,” Mr Henskens said.
“No government has invested in community sport like the Liberal and Nationals, and this program is another example of the more than $1 billion we’ve pumped into grassroots community facilities and infrastructure.”
More information about the program is available online.