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Funding boost to Local Sport Grant Program in drought affected areas

Grassroots sporting groups and local councils in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $15,000 to enhance sporting opportunities and facilities under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant program, Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis has announced.

Mr Gulaptis said additional funding has been allocated under the latest round to areas impacted by the drought, including the Clarence and Richmond Valleys.

“The Local Sport Grant program provides funding for the purchase of new equipment and/or uniforms, new sport programs, upgrades to facilities or projects that improve participation in sport,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Sport is the lifeblood that unites communities and delivers many personal and community benefits including developing self-esteem, maintaining health and fitness, nurturing talented athletes and contributing to individual enjoyment of life.

“I encourage all sporting groups to apply for grants that will help people of all ages, gender and abilities to get involved on a grass roots level in their local club and become more active.”

There are four project types within the Program:

  • Sport Development (up to $2000 available)
  • Community Sport Events (up to $5000 available)
  • Sport Access (up to $5000 available)
  • Facility Development (up to $15,000 available)

Mr Gulaptis said applications are now open and close on November 25.  Further information can be found by visiting  or by contacting Mr Gulaptis’ Office on 66431244.