and enjoy the benefits
Graham Annesley MP
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Monday 24 September 2012
EVENTS GRANT PROGAM LAUNCHED
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley, today announced that organizers of international, national and regional/rural sporting events held in NSW will receive a significant boost with the launch of a new events grant program.
“The Sport and Recreation Events Grant Program provides funding to support international, national and community level events to help talented athletes, officials and coaches develop their skills,” Mr Annesley said.
“The Program will also support events conducted in regional and rural areas that promote participation in sport and physical activity and stimulate local economies.
“Assisting sporting authorities and organisations attract financially viable sporting events to NSW is also a key objective of the program,” Mr Annesley added.
Those eligible to apply include:
National Sporting Organisations (NSO)
State Sporting Organisations (SSO)
Recognised industry bodies
Incorporated not-for-profit sporting organisations e.g. host sporting club
Event organisers which have a contractual arrangement with and or a letter of support from a national or state sporting organisation to deliver an event.
Grant applications are continuously open with rounds closing on 31 October 2012, 31 January 2013 and 30 April 2013.
Grants are capped at:
$30,000 for International Sporting Events
$15,000 for National Championships; and
$10,000 for Regional and Rural Community Participation Events.
Applicants must also contribute 50% or more to the staging of the event, which may include “in kind” support.
Details about the Sport and Recreation Events Grant Program including guidelines are available at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au or by phoning 13 13 02.
Media contact: Bernard Bratusa 0420 581 225