McGowan Govt Boosts Active Regional Communities Grants Program By 40 %

McGowan Govt Boosts Active Regional Communities Grants Program By 40 %

Acting Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Francis Logan

Funding Boost To Support Community Sport In The Regions

Victor P Taffa

  • McGowan Government increases Active Regional Communities grants program from $125,000-$180,000
  • Program assists country athletes with funding for a range of initiatives to support sport in their communities
  • Grants of up to $5,000 available with applications now open

McGowan Government has boosted the Active Regional Communities (ARC) grants program by 40 % to $180,000, providing increased support to country athletes and clubs from regional Western Australia.

“We have increased funding for the latest round of ARC to provide more support to country athletes and regional clubs to grow their sport in their communities.” Acting Minister for Sport and Recreation Francis Logan said.

“Community sport is one of the foundations of regional Western Australia, and the more support we can provide to grassroots athletes and clubs, the better off our country towns will be.”

ARC grants provide financial assistance to help people living in regional Western Australia participate in sport and active recreation activities.

Program works to increase community participation in sport, build the capacity of local people involved in running sport and recreation in their communities, and help localities host regional competitions.

ARC grants can be used to support and stage initiatives such as:

  • Coaching accreditation courses;
  • Coaching clinics;
  • Conducting programs;
  • Hosting events;
  • Referee or umpire accreditation courses;
  • Volunteer training.

Applications for the latest round of grants, up to $5,000, are now open.