The NSW Nationals in the state government will invest $25 million in a ground-breaking female sport facility program that aims to get more women and girls playing sport.
The Community Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrade Grants Program will see community sports facilities across NSW transformed into safer and more inclusive venues for females.
The program will deliver female-friendly change rooms, amenities, and lighting upgrades at grounds across the state to enable more women and girls to get involved in sport.
The program is part of 10 year $16.5 billion Budget commitment to supporting opportunities for women and children.
Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the program was a game changer for women’s sport.
“Women’s sport is going from strength to strength across our state and this program will provide safer, more inclusive community sports facilities that our female athletes need and deserve,” Mrs Taylor said.
“I am proud to be part of a government that is removing barriers and inspiring more women and young girls to get involved in sport.”
The Community Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Grant Program will open in late 2022.
Government and sporting organisations can register their interest in the program at: https://comms.sport.nsw.gov.au/female-friendly-sport-facilities-and-lighting-upgrades-ryi