The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, has announced that local sporting groups are now able to apply for the latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

Mrs Pavey said $4.6 Million is now available statewide for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation.

“Sport is a vital part of our community and I encourage all clubs and councils in Oxley to apply. Clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund individual initiatives; there is up to $50,000 set aside for each state electorate,” Mrs Pavey said.

The Local Sports Grant Program will accept applications until 24 August 2018.

Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said the Local Sport Grant Program is now in its fourth year. “It is a key priority of the NSW Government that everyone has the opportunity to take part in local sport,” Mr Ayres said.

“Already this year, the Local Sport Grant Program has allocated funding for sports clubs in 93 electorates across the state and we anticipate this next round of funding will help hundreds more community groups and councils.

“This announcement is in addition to the NSW Government’s Active Kids program announced earlier this year. It also comes on top of $200 million that has been committed to improving sporting facilities in regional NSW.”

For more information: sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport or call 131302