Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis has announced that he NSW Footy Facilities Fund is now open for applications until 12 August 2015.
The program is a joint initiative of the National Rugby League and the NSW Government, and offers funding for projects throughout NSW.
“This program is an important initiative that will help fund grassroots footy clubs in our region and throughout NSW,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The NRL and the NSW Government want to get behind our local footy clubs, and support their work in the community.”
“The Casino RSM Junior Rugby League Club benefitted from $75,000 in funding under the last funding round to upgrade its clubhouse facilities at Queen Elizabeth Park,” Mr Gulaptis said.
The main objectives of the Footy Facilities Fund are to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in Rugby League and to improve the standard of grounds and facilities.
Additionally, applications can be strengthened by addressing one or more of the following:
- improving safety at sport and recreation facilities (e.g. providing safer playing field, access pathways for players, disability ramps)
- increase the security at sport and recreation facilities (e.g. installation of fencing)
- remove barriers to promote inclusion in Rugby League (e.g. upgrade of amenities to increase female participation, provision of disability access, upgrade of referee amenities)
- develop environmentally sustainable sport and recreation facilities (e.g. installation of drainage, rainwater tanks, more efficient lighting)
- building strong communities.
For more information and to apply, visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or call 13 13 02.