Sport and Recreation Grants and awards | November 22, 2019

Sports facilities grants now open

Applications for the 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund are now open.

Grants are available through the Fund to community groups and clubs to develop infrastructure that provides modern, family and female-friendly, safe and accessible facilities with room to grow.

Eligible projects include aquatic centre upgrades, sports ground and pavilion developments, sport surfaces and lighting installations and active recreation facilities such as play spaces and recreation trails.

Local councils can apply for funding under five streams:

  • Planning: Up to $30,000 per project for Municipal Planning projects and up to $50,000 for Regional Planning projects
  • Female Friendly Facilities – up to $500,000 per Local Government Area (LGA)
  • Community Facilities – Up to $250,000 per application, with LGAs able to make up to two applications
  • Strategic Facilities – Up to $800,000 per LGA
  • Aquatic Centres and Indoor Stadiums – up to $2 million per LGA

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy is encouraging interested local groups and clubs to discuss project proposals with their local council.

“Programs like this are designed to ensure all Victorians can enjoy the benefits of participating in sport and active recreation,” Ms Kealy said.

“Passionate locals have recently contacted me about upgrading Nhill’s Davis Park, especially now the grandstand has been condemned, and refurbishment of the Wickliffe Recreation Reserve.

“Both projects would be a great fit for this fund, and I look forward to supporting these projects and others across the region to make sure our local people have access to the sporting facilities they deserve.”

Applications close on 14 February 2020.

For more information visit the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund page on the Sport and Recreation Victoria website.


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