Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker has encouraged local sporting groups on the Mid North Coast to apply for funding under a national $29.7million program to upgrade community sport infrastructure.
The Community Sport Infrastructure grant program has been launched by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie, enabling sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure in 2018-19.
Mr Hartsuyker said sporting facilities are vital for inspiring physical activity and health, but also for building community spirit and pride.
“I encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance our facilities,” he said.
“Even small 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 and more information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at www.sportaus.gov.au/grants.