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Sports grants up to $10,000 to build inclusive communities

Northern NSW grassroots not-for-profit community sports groups and organisations can apply now for grants up to $10,000 to promote diversity and inclusion in sport. The Australian Sports Foundation’s Giving for Grassroots (G4G™) Sport4Everyone program, supported by Australia Post, will award grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 to selected clubs or organisations that grow sport amongst all genders, cultures, abilities and ages. Sports Foundation Chief Executive, Patrick Walker, said G4G™ can affect real change in community health and wellbeing in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia. “Our G4G™ grants have significant impact on sports communities where funding is most needed – at the grassroots level,” said Mr Walker. “This G4G™ grant round provides communities with the opportunity to build partnerships regardless of age, sex, religion or ethnicity. Team work is taught on sports fields and is carried forward to all aspects of adult life,” he said. Australia Post General Manger Marketing & Community Andrea Pearman said the G4G™ Sport4Everyone program recognises that sport is a powerful tool and plays an important role in building connections amongst people from different walks of life. “Australia Post is committed to contributing to more inclusive communities, where everyone feels they belong, are valued and respected regardless of background or ability. Grassroots sport provides the platform to bring people together and build lasting friendships.” G4G™ grant applications can be made at Entries close at 5pm on April 26. The Sports Foundation was established by the Australian Government to support the development of sport. It is the only organisation in Australia able to provide a tax deduction for donations to sport. The Sports Foundation is listed in the Income Tax Assessment Act as a Deductible Gift Recipient and donations of $2 or more to Sports Foundation projects are tax deductible.