Grants to target local communities to be active

09 February 2018
Local community, government and sporting groups are being invited to apply for grants to encourage people to join a club and become more active.
  • Local groups invited to apply for sport and recreation funding
  • Grants from $5,000 to $15,000 to engage locals in being active and connected.

The Targeted Participation Program helps community organisations such as clubs, State Sporting Associations and local governments to promote participation in sport and active recreation.

Projects must increase participation in physical activity and encourage pathways into community sport and active recreation – such as local clubs. They must be projects that create quality, affordable opportunities to engage groups that would not usually participate.

In 2018, the program will focus on demographics such as the Aboriginal community, girls aged 12 to 17, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, people with disability, seniors 60 plus and youth at-risk.

The priority local government areas are Armadale, Belmont, Canning, Gosnells, Kwinana, Rockingham, Stirling, Swan, Wanneroo; and in the Goldfields, Kimberley, Mid West and Pilbara regions.

Applicants may request funding between $5,000 and $15,000, with projects to commence between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. The current round is now open and closes on February 28, 2018.

More information about the Targeted Participation Program.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"The Targeted Participation Program is about grassroots community groups working together to engage those who are not participating in sport and active recreation.

"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.

"One of the goals of the project is to help create pathways into sport and active recreation clubs for low-participation groups and those not traditionally involved in clubs. The more people who are active, the better our communities are."