Kyabram Free Press

Sports grants available for clubs

- By Zac Standish

Sporting clubs across the Goulburn Valley can apply for the second round of Sport Australia’s Participat­ion Grant program.

A nationwide program aimed at keeping communitie­s active, grants of up to $450,000 are available to organisati­ons and clubs to help assist those managing the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19.

Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck said the $10.3 million initiative would support up to 40 new inclusive, high-quality sport and physical activity experience­s across the country.

“COVID-19 has impacted so many Australian­s and sport continues to face ongoing challenges because of the pandemic,” he said.

“This program will deliver community-based participat­ion programs to help tens of thousands of Australian­s get active and return to sport when it is safe to do so.

“Through this program, the Morrison Government is investing in innovative new participat­ion programs that bring communitie­s together and make them stronger, more resilient and active.

“The new round of funding follows the program's successful first round held in 2018-19 and 2019-20, which delivered 62 sport and physical activity programs.''

Projects previously funded include Touch Football Australia’s All-abilities program, which provided more than 1300 people with a disability the opportunit­y to participat­e in the sport, with 709 participan­ts staying involved in touch football after completing a six-week program.

Gymnastics Australia’s Kindergym project reached more than 23,000 children aged five and over through state and territory associatio­ns and clubs, with more than 10,000 children continuing with gymnastics programs.

The Indigenous Marathon Foundation’s Deadly Running project provided 212 participan­ts in four remote communitie­s across Australia the opportunit­y to become qualified running coaches and deliver Deadly Fun Runs and Walks in their community.

Sport Australia acting chief executive Rob Dalton said participat­ion in sport and being physically active was essential for building and maintainin­g a happy, healthy and connected nation.

“The Sport Australia Participat­ion Grant Program will help more Australian­s enjoy the social, personal and health benefits participat­ing in community sport and physical activity brings,” he said.

Applicatio­ns close on Friday, October 8, and successful recipients will be notified in November.

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Support coming: Sporting clubs can now apply for the second round of Sport Australia’s Participat­ion Grant program.

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