Grassroots sports clubs invited to take dip in funding pool

07 July 2017
Local sport and recreation clubs are being invited to apply for the new round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) small grants - as the State Government prepares to deliver $12 million to the most recent round of successful applicants.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today asked community clubs to put their hat in the ring for the latest round of small grants, which opened on July 1, 2017 and close on August 31, 2017.

The annual and forward planning round of CSRFF is also currently open and closes on September 29, 2017.

In 2017-18, the McGowan Government will share $12 million between hundreds of small community sport and recreation projects, including tennis court upgrades, floodlights, cricket pitches and change rooms.

Some of the $641,458 allocated in the first small grants round has gone to:

CSRFF projects engage businesses from a variety of industries, creating jobs for Western Australians and stimulating economic activity in communities throughout the State.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"Some of these projects might seem small, but they make a huge difference to local sport and active recreation clubs.

"CSRFF is able to support a diverse range of community facilities – from swimming pools to tennis courts and floodlighting. It adds incredible value to communities from Bremer Bay to Joondalup to Kununurra.

"Funding for these projects allows clubs and local government to carry out smaller projects they might not otherwise have been able to do and often employs local companies and people during construction.

"When more people become part of a club, more people are being active and connecting to their local communities. In the regions, this is especially important as sporting and active recreation clubs are often at the heart of small towns, so we want them to have the best possible facilities."