Sport club grants available for Esperance groups

Sport clubs in Esperance can now apply for thousands of dollars in grants to encourage physical activity.

Local community, government and sporting groups can apply for State funds between $5000 and $15 000.

Applications are due to close on February 28, 2018.

To apply, groups must demonstrate their projects increase participation in physical activity or encourage involvement in sporting groups.

Sport and Recreation minister Mick Murray said the funding would help grassroots organisations work together.

“Getting active with a group of peers has so many benefits, from positive mental and physical health outcomes, to fostering safer and more inclusive communities,” Mr Murray said

“The more people who are active, the better our communities are.”

In 2018, the State Government was focused on engaging demographics not usually involved in sports.

These demographics included Aboriginal people, girls between 12 and 17, youths ‘at-risk’ and people with disabilities, the Department of Sport said.

Projects which receive grants, must be slated to start between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. 

Esperance shire club development officer Shane Tobin, said there were more than 100 local sport and recreation clubs in town.

“That shows how much sport means to regional communities like Esperance,” he said.

“Sport and recreation are hugely important to the community, for keeping people together.”

Click here for more information on how to apply.