Twenty-twenty has been a tough year for our local sporting clubs, but there's a glimmer of gold on the horizon for those wanting to try to grasp it.
Applications are now being accepted for the State Government's Local Sport Grant Program.
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey 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.
"At a time when the sector is navigating through the impacts of COVID-19, the Local Sport Grant Program will provide a significant boost to the people in our region with grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 for successful projects," Ms Pavey said.
"I encourage local clubs and associations to review the guidelines and submit their applications in the coming weeks."
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said $4.65 million is available through the Local Sport Grant Program across NSW.
"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 close at 5pm Wednesday, October 7. More info at: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/grants/localsport