Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today said changes to the Sport and Recreation Grant Programs will create a system better suited to meet the needs of sporting organisations throughout the state.

“I’m pleased the review of the Sport and Recreation grant programs has been completed and the overall funding pool has been maintained for 2012/13,” Mr George said.

“A number of changes have been made to the programs primarily to assist local organisations in their planning of projects.

“The old system of grant programs was opened only once a year and was too restrictive," Mr George said.

The new Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program will be open twice per year to ensure applicants receive a quicker turnaround.

“Round One of the Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program is now open and will close on 3 September 2012.

“I urge applicants to make the most of this opportunity, but a second round of grants will be available in January 2013 if the timing better suits preparations,” Mr George said.

Details about the Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program including the Guidelines and the online application process are available at or phone 13 13 02.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.