Sporting organisations across the Southern Highlands can apply for a share in up to $100 million in grants following the opening of the NSW Government's Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.
The Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund provides more opportunities for people to play sport and be healthy and active by investing in new or upgraded multi-sport facilities with $100 million available in 2021/22 and $100 million available in 2022/23.
Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith urged local clubs, associations and councils to take advantage of the opportunity to modernise local facilities.
"Sport is a way of life in the Southern Highlands," Mr Smith said.
"As we come out of lockdown and community sport starts to return, the opening of the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund provides local clubs, associations and councils with the opportunity to secure funding that will modernise facilities for their participants.
"I urge our local sporting organisations to apply for funding and enable more Highlands residents to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation."
Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the Fund would focus on inclusive and accessible facilities that meet the needs of females and people with disability.
"Breaking down barriers to participation for females and people with disability is a NSW Government priority," Mrs Ward said.
"This fund will enable more people to enjoy the benefits of playing sport, regardless of their age, gender or ability while creating thousands of construction jobs and helping the State economy bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19."
The Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund will offer funding through a competitive grants process which will require a minimum co-contribution from applicants. Grants of $1 million - $5 million are available with applications closing on Friday, February 25, 2022.
For further information on the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund visit: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants.
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