Posted October 25th, 2023

Tanya Thompson, Member for Myall Lakes, is encouraging Myall Lakes sporting clubs to put their applications forward for the 2023/24 Local Sport Grant Program, which opened on Monday, October 23.

This program aims to support grassroots sporting clubs to increase participation, host events, improve access, and enhance sport and recreation facilities.

With up to $4.65 million available across New South Wales, this initiative will provide $50,000 for the Myall Lakes electorate, with individual projects eligible for grants of up to $20,000.

Mrs Thompson encourages all eligible organisations in the Myall Lakes to seize this opportunity to enhance our local sports and recreational facilities. She says, “The Local Sport Grant Program provides essential funding to our local clubs. It is a fantastic opportunity to create more inclusive and vibrant sporting opportunities within the Myall Lakes.”

Among the 2022/23 grant recipients,11 local sporting clubs were successful in the Myall Lakes electorate. These included Forster Tuncurry Athletics Club who received funding for the replacement and upgrade of athletics and maintenance equipment, Forster Tennis Club who received a new tennis court fence sight screens / wind breaks and The Rainbow Warriors Football Club who received funding for equipment storage and a uniform upgrade.

Matty Zarb, president of The Rainbow Warriors FC said, “Thanks to the Local Sport Grant Program, we were able to buy a shipping container to house all our equipment as well as support the funding of new uniforms for all our players. This grant has helped us continue to make sport an affordable activity for families who ordinarily would miss out. It’s such a great program!”

Eligible sporting groups can apply for grants between $2000 and $20,000.

Applications close 1.00pm Monday 27 November 2023.

For more information and eligibility on the Local Sport Grant Program visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/local-sport-grant-program

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