Northern NSW Football clubs share in $145,000 thanks to Local Sport Grant Program

September 10th, 2020

Northern NSW Football clubs have shared in $145,000 thanks to the 2019-20 Local Sport Grant Program.

The program, run by the NSW government’s Office of Sport, aims to:

  • Increase regular and on-going participation in sport 
  • Increase participation and access for women, girls or population groups with low rates of participation
  • Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity
  • Assist sport clubs to provide quality service to their members and meet community needs. 

Projects must address at least one of these objectives and demonstrate how it aligns to the Office of Sport Strategic Plan.

There are four project types within the program including sport development, sport event, sport access, sport facility.

Northern NSW Football clubs were awarded 34 grants across the seven member zones and Premier clubs, with $144,828 allocated for a number of various projects.

2020 Local Sport Grant Program – NNSWF

Zone

Total

Grants

Macquarie

$15,566

3

Newcastle

$19,785

5

Hunter Valley

$53,352

13

Northern Inland

N/A

0

Mid North Coast

$20,000

2

North Coast

$2,000

1

Far North Coast

$22,125

7

Premier

$12,000

3

Total

$144,828

34

*For specific clubs, see Zone websites

Northern NSW Football Senior Officer – Community Football Ross Hicks said he was pleased so many clubs from across northern NSW had benefited from the grants.

“It is fantastic to see so many of our clubs being proactive and applying for these grants,” Hicks said.

“The Local Sport Grant Program is a great way for community clubs to be awarded much needed funds that will help with removing barriers, improving facilities and increasing participation.”

Seven Football Far North Coast projects received $22,125 in funding.

Electorate

Zone

Club

Description of Project

Funding Received

Ballina

FFNC

Alstonville FC

Provision of level 1 and level 2 coaching courses

$2,000

Ballina

FFNC

Byron Bay FC

Host a Girls Miniroos Football Carnival

$5,000

Ballina

FFNC

Byron Bay FC

Provision of FFA C license course for three coaches

$2,000

Ballina

FFNC

Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC

Purchase of portable shade shelter, uniforms and equipment

$4,125

Ballina

FFNC

Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC

Subsidised registrations for players with special needs

$5,000

Tweed

FFNC

Pottsville Beach SC

Purchase of sporting equipment and female uniforms

$2,500

Tweed

FFNC

Pottsville Beach SC

Provision of skills development for female players

$1,500

Applications for the next round of funding are now open and close on 7 October, 2020.

You can apply here.

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