Community sports groups urged to consider projects for funding under new federal government infrastructure program

Como-Jannali Junior Rugby League Club's new clubhouse and amenities block at Scylla Bay Oval, which received a state government grant, is the type of project that could attract funding under the new federal government program. Picture: John Veage
Como-Jannali Junior Rugby League Club's new clubhouse and amenities block at Scylla Bay Oval, which received a state government grant, is the type of project that could attract funding under the new federal government program. Picture: John Veage

A new federal government program provides a further source of funding for community sports groups looking to build or upgrade facilities.

The Community Sport Infrastructure grant program, which is being managed by the federal government agency Sport Australia, provides grants up to $500,000.

Applications are open until September 14 for grants in 2018-19.

Federal Treasurer and Cook MP Scott Morrison urged groups in St George and Sutherland Shire 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 in a statement.

“I encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance our facilities in the St George and Sutherland Shire communities.

“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.”

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