Participation name of the game
❝ Our goal is to get more Australians more active more often.
— Ken O’Dowd
SPORT plays a key role in uniting the many communities in the Burnett and a new $28.9 million program could help keep it as the beating heart.
Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd, is calling on sport and physical activity providers in the region to apply for funding from the national program, which aims to encourage Australians to get more active.
The Liberal Nationals Sport Participation Grants program was launched on Monday by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie, enabling national sporting organisations, national sporting organisations for people with a disability, and non-government and local government organisations, to apply for grants that will make a genuine impact on the level of activity of everyday Australians in the community.
Mr O’Dowd urged sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help attract people from a wide range of ages, abilities and locations to participate in physical activity and sport.
“We know just how important sport and physical activity is to helping both children and adults lead a happy, healthy life,” Ken O’Dowd said.
“Our goal is to get more Australians more active more often.
“I encourage eligible organisations to consider impactful ways to innovate with new programs, or enhance existing physical activity initiatives that will improve the lives of all Aussies across Flynn.”
The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.
The Sports Participation Grants follow the recent announcements of the Better Ageing Grants and the Community Sport Infrastructure Grants.
Applications for the Sports Participation Grants Program opened on Monday, January 7, and close on February 18, 2019.
Guidelines and details can be found at sportaus.gov.au/participationgrants.
GRANTS: New funding is available to physical activity providers.