Gurmesh Singh MP

A FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL GRASSROOTS SPORT

Community sport organisations across the Coffs Coast are set to benefit from $50,000 in funding thanks to the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the local projects – which range from extra equipment and changeroom improvements to new uniforms – will turbocharge participation in sport across all age groups and bring the community closer together.

“It is so important we continue supporting our local sporting clubs. They are the lifeblood of our communities and key to ensuring our kids live a healthy and happy lifestyle,” Mr Singh said.

Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were available with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.

Organisations funded locally are as follows:

  • Coffs Coast Bodyboarding Association
  • Coffs Coast Ice Hockey Association
  • Coffs Harbour Yacht Club
  • Korora Squash Club
  • Northern Storm Football and Sports Club
  • Sawtell Swimming Club
  • Souths Netball Club

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the program will encourage people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation.

“This funding will provide a cash injection to help improve sport facilities, enhance accessibility and hold new and exciting events and development programs,” Mr Henskens said.

“No government has invested in community sport like the Liberal and Nationals, and this program is another example of the more than $1 billion we’ve pumped into grassroots community facilities and infrastructure.”