Surf Clubs Invited to Share in $4 Million in Funding

Surf Life Saving clubs on the Northern Beaches are encouraged to apply for funding as part of the NSW Government’s Surf Club Facility Program.

Member for Manly James Griffin said surf life saving clubs on the Northern Beaches are community hubs with benefits extending far beyond the beach.



“Our volunteers on the Northern Beaches play a vital role patrolling our beaches and keeping us safe in the water,” Mr Griffin said.

“The Surf Club Facility Program assists surf life saving clubs to upgrade facilities so they continue to play an important role for future generations.”

Previous recipients in Manly include Queenscliff SLSC, which received $310,000 in 2017/18 for the redevelopment of the pavilion first floor, and North Steyne SLSC which received almost $60,000 for upgrades to the first aid and patrol room, alongside a new kitchen and a solar hot water system.

Surf life saving clubs in bushfire and drought affected areas across NSW will be prioritised for assistance.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said grants of $30,000 to $350,000 were available from the NSW Government for upgrade, restoration and construction projects.

“Surf clubs are a crucial part of our society and we need to ensure we upgrade facilities to keep them modern and versatile,” said Mr Lee.

“When bushfires or drought affect a community, the surf club is often the focal point which unites people and gives them a safe place to share their stories in hard times.”

All NSW surf life saving clubs are encouraged to apply for this grant and to consider upgrades which will make a significant contribution to both the local community and the safety of swimmers.

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