Grassroots Sport Organisations Share in $4.6 Million Boost

Sports organisations in Manly and the Northern Beaches have shared in $4.6 million of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the grants would assist local sporting organisations as COVID-19 restrictions slowly ease.

“Sport plays such a vital role in our Northern Beaches community,” Mr Griffin said.

“These grants will provide essential funds to help our organisations increase participation as we slowly ease restrictions and will benefit our community in the long run.”

In Manly, organisations that received funding include the Manly Warringah Sapphires netball team, North Steyne SLSC, Seaforth FC, Harbord Devils Junior Cricket Club and the Warringah Triathlon Club.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said 955 projects across NSW have been awarded funding as part of the Local Sport Grants Program.

“We are all looking forward to seeing community sport return to normal when it is safe to do so and this money will provide vital funds to help organisations be ready to resume as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted,” Mr Lee said.

“Some organisations will buy uniforms for kids to relieve financial pressures on families whilst others will increase female participation and leadership in sport.

“Women’s sport has experienced enormous success and growth both on and off the field in recent years and we want that momentum to be revived after the worst of COVID-19 has passed.”

The Local Sport Grants Program awards sporting organisations up to $20,000 for projects which focus on development and participation, access and facility development.

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