The NSW Government has announced $100 million in grants for new and upgraded sports facilities are now open, under Round 2 of the Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund.
NSW Minister for Sport, Natalie Ward, said, “This fund is not just an important boost for local economies and jobs, but also promotes health and wellbeing for residents across NSW.
“By investing in new and existing sports infrastructure, we are helping more people experience the benefits of participating in sport and active recreation.
“The Fund is creating a sports infrastructure construction boom across the state as part of the NSW Government’s multi-billion dollar infrastructure pipeline.”
The Fund will provide grants from $100,000, up to $1 million, to eligible sport and recreation organisations and councils.
Eligible projects include lighting, amenity buildings, clubrooms, change rooms and grandstands, with providing facilities that meet community needs and expectations a priority.
“We welcome inclusive projects that encourage the participation of women and girls and people with a disability,” Mrs Ward said.
Round 1 of the program resulted in $54 million being awarded to 91 projects, including:
- $1 million to Snow Australia for community snow sport facilities at the National Snowsports Training Centre (NSTC) at Jindabyne
- $1 million for a new skate park at Wyatt Action Sports Campus in Lidcombe
- $937,500 for a new grandstand and amenities at Darling Street Oval, Newcastle.
Round 2 is the final round of the program and sporting organisations and councils are urged to apply. The grant application and assessment process will be overseen by an independent probity advisor.
Applications are now open and close on 8 October 2021.
For more details, see: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants