Steph Cooke MP stands behind a large cheque held by two women kneeling in football uniforms.
Steph Cooke MP awarding a previous Sports Grant to the Junee Diesels ladies league tag.

Local sports clubs and associations are set to receive a funding boost to assist with ongoing participation in sport and active recreation in the Cootamundra electorate, with applications now open for the Local Sport Grant Program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said applicants can access funding for a range of projects including sport access initiatives and facility upgrades, with up to $50,000 available for projects in every electorate across NSW.

“Many of our local clubs have been hit hard by the financial impacts of COVID-19, so I am pleased the Local Sport Grant Program is again open and will provide a significant boost with grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 for successful projects,” Ms Cooke said.

“I urge all of our local clubs and associations to review the guidelines and get their applications submitted.”

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said $4.65 million is available through the Local Sport Grant Program across NSW and is crucial in supporting the NSW Government’s commitment to enhance the quality of life in local communities.

“We know that sport is the lifeblood in local communities and their volunteers work hard to provide opportunities for their residents to get active and experience some normality during this pandemic,” Mr Lee said.

“By improving access and the quality of sport and recreational facilities and programs we can improve the health, social and economic wellbeing of the community.”

Applications open today and close at 5:00pm Wednesday, 7 October 2020.

More info at:  https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/grants/localsport