Thursday March 6, 2014
Round Two of the NSW Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program is
now open for submissions. Local State MPs, Tanya Davies, Stuart Ayres and Bart
Bassett are encouraging local sporting organisations and councils to apply for NSW
Government funding to help build sporting facilities and boost sports participation in
“The Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program assists grassroots
organisations improve local sporting facilities as well as encouraging families in our
community to get involved in recreational activities” said Tanya Davies, Member for
There are two distinct project types within the Participation and Facility Program,
participation projects and facility development projects.
“The grant program assists with funding the construction of new or enhancement of
existing facilities and assists with funding programs that deliver a service that will
assist people to become more active,” Stuart Ayres, Member for Penrith said
Grants are capped at $10,000 for participation projects and $25,000 for facility
projects. NSW community based not-for-profit incorporated organisations and NSW
Local Government Authorities may apply for multiple projects or project types;
however the maximum available to any one organisation is $50,000 in a financial year.
Organisations must contribute 50% or more to the project.
“By improving the grassroots infrastructure, the NSW Government is also helping to
strengthen our local communities through sport” said Bart Bassett Member for
Organisations may only receive State Government funding once for the same project
or component of a project from either this program, the Community Building
Partnership Program or any other State Government funded grant program.
Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP added that this round
would be the first with new guidelines following a change to the Sport and Recreation
Participation and Facility Program criteria.
“I want to make sure the funding delivers the best bang for the taxpayers buck,” Ms
“As a result local councils will be required where possible to partner with a community
organisation to ensure any new facilities or programs meet communities’ needs.”