Applications Now Open In Grants For Sports Projects 2017-18

Applications Now Open In Grants For Sports Projects 2017-18

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

Grassroots Sports Clubs Invited To Take Dip In Funding Pool

Victor P Taffa

  • New round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund opens
  • $12 Million of local sport projects to be delivered in 2017-18

Local sport and recreation clubs are being invited to apply for the new round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) small grants as the State Government prepares to deliver $12 Million to the most recent round of successful applicants.

“Some of these projects might seem small, but they make a huge difference to local sport and active recreation clubs.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“CSRFF is able to support a diverse range of community facilities from swimming pools to tennis courts and floodlighting. It adds incredible value to communities from Bremer Bay to Joondalup to Kununurra.”

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today asked community clubs to put their hat in the ring for the latest round of small grants, which opened on July 1, 2017 and close on August 31, 2017.

Annual and forward planning round of CSRFF is also currently open and closes on September 29, 2017.

In 2017-18, the McGowan Government will share $12 Million between hundreds of small community sport and recreation projects, including tennis court upgrades, floodlights, cricket pitches and change rooms.

Some of the $641,458 allocated in the first small grants round has gone to:

  • Applecross Cricket Club ($40,000) – new change rooms and toilets;
  • Wembley Downs Tennis Club ($17,607) – floodlighting for 4 courts;
  • Carnamah Netball Club ($8,666) – resurfacing 2 netball courts;
  • Shire of Goomalling ($44,567) – irrigation and re-turfing.

CSRFF projects engage businesses from a variety of industries, creating jobs for Western Australians and stimulating economic activity in communities throughout the State.