Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities
Posted on Monday, 6 August, 2018
Federal Member for
Grey Rowan Ramsey encourages local sporting groups in Grey to apply for funding
for a national $29.7million program aimed at upgrading community sport
The Community Sport Infrastructure grant program has been
launched today by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie, enabling sport and
community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting
infrastructure in 2018-19.
Mr Ramsey said this
is a great opportunity for local sporting groups to consider projects that
would help build participation in physical activity, community
partnerships and inclusiveness.
“Sporting facilities are vital for inspiring physical
activity and health, but also for building community spirit and pride,” he said.
“I encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and
think about projects that could enhance our facilities in their local
“These grants would be perfect for sports clubs looking to
expand facilities to accommodate women’s sport, such as providing women’s
change rooms and toilets at the local footy club.
“Even the smallest of facility projects can have a big
impact on boosting local business, economy, health and social cohesiveness.
“Improving lighting, playing surfaces and accessibility for
different ages and genders are just some of the ways sporting facilities can be
made safer and more appealing.”
The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the
Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.
Applications will remain open until September 14 and more
information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at
Media contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
August 2 2018