There’s still time for Port Stephens residents and sports clubs to apply for a share in $50,000 from the state government’s Local Sport Program.
Applications close October 6 and funding is available for projects between $250 and $20,000 across four streams: sport club development, community sport events, sport access and facility development.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter Scot MacDonald the program would seek to support equality through women’s program.
“Around half of all Australian boys are active through a sports club during their childhood compared with just 33 per cent of girls, and the participation rate for girls drops sharply after girls turn 12,” Mr MacDonald said.
“I encourage all local clubs and sporting organisations to use this opportunity to boost their female programs and events, because we want to see girls not only take to the field, but stay on the field.”
For more information visit https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport.