Local sporting organisations in the Lismore electorate are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

Member for Lismore Thomas George said $4.6 million was now available across the state 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 to apply,” Mr George said.

“Thousands of local clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund individual initiatives, with up to $50,000 set aside for every state electorate.”

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 or has access to open space,” 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 $290 million Open Spaces and Green Sydney package, along with the 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.”

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

For more information visit sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport 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: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.