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Grants available to revive regional sporting events

JMR with Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck

Organisers of sporting events are set to benefit from the Morrison Government’s Regional Sport Events Fund with applications for grants of up to $50,000 now invited.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said the grant availability would help kick-start local events after the impact of the pandemic.

“Sport is often the glue that brings people together and this program aims to fast-track the recovery from what’s been a very challenging period for region,” Senator Henderson said.

“Local sporting clubs and associations play an incredibly important role in our region and through this fund, the Australian Government is encouraging our community to come together and celebrate through sport.

“Staging these events will also benefit small businesses that are central our local economy.”

More than 400 eligible LGAs across Australia can apply for funding of up to $50,000.

Local government areas are encouraged to work with local sporting clubs and organisations to deliver fantastic sports events to their respective communities.

Events can range from “come and try days” to larger events including elite sporting exhibitions and state level competitions that engage the broader community. Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck, said the resumption of these events will have wide-ranging benefits for regional and remote communities.

“Community sport has been hit hard right across Australia as a result of the pandemic – but we all understand the power of local competition and the opportunities it presents to bring communities together,” Minister Colbeck said.

“This fund will support many of the events that were cancelled or postponed to resume and encourages local government to be creative in how they re-engage with their local area.”

Applications for the Regional Sport Events Fund are now open.

More details about the program, including the Fund Guidelines and closing dates can be found on Sport Australia’s Grants and Funding page, here.

10 March 2022

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