Sporting organisations are being urged to apply for infrastructure upgrades thanks to a $100 million funding boost from the NSW Nationals in the state government.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said in the past this program has helped a number of successful projects get off the ground and he hopes to see more of that through this new round of applications.
“The Sports Infrastructure Fund is a fantastic opportunity for local sports organisations and councils to receive funding for great projects that will boost our local facilities and encourage people to get active and get involved,” Mr Anderson said.
“We have seen a number of projects funded in our region and I’m looking forward to seeing those projects completed soon.”
Successful applicants in the previous round include Gunnedah & District Pony Club, which received $187,959 for an upgrade of the clubhouse to facilitate increased access within the showground equine precinct.
Mr Anderson said projects like these are vital for the ongoing success of community groups like the Gunnedah & District Pony Club and create a destination for families who love their horse sports.
Another successful project was $600,000 in funding towards the major redevelopment of Tamworth Regional Tennis Centre, a funding commitment that got the $3.45 million project over the line.
“The redevelopment of the Treloar Park Tennis facility is a great win for our community and will provide world class facilities to develop our stars of the future, like Ash Barty, as well attracting state and national tournaments boosting our economy and promoting the entire New England North West” Mr Anderson said.
“I’m encourage every organisation to fill out an application as I want our region to get its fair share.
The Fund provides grants from $100,000 up to $1 million to eligible sport and recreation organisations and councils. Eligible projects include lighting, amenity buildings, clubrooms, change rooms and grandstands.
Applications are now open and close on October 8, 2021.
For more details, visit www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants