Supporting sports with grant funding

Many Mid North sporting organisations benefited from the last round of infrastructure grant programs and Member for Frome Geoff Brock MP is urging regional organisations to reapply for the next round of funding.

“Many sports benefited from the program last financial year, including an application from the Port Pirie Council who won $255,000 to construct a cricket pitch, nets and all-access toilet amenities at the Senate Road Complex,” Mr Brock said.

“This new round of funding is set to continue to reinvigorate community sports after dealing with the impacts of the pandemic and I encourage applications to this worthwhile grant suite which includes the Regional and Districts Facilities Program, Grassroots Facilities Program and the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program.”

Mr Brock said the most recent round of $24.3 million was allocated to more than 100 different projects across South Australia, contributing to more than $59 million in total project value at grassroots facilities Statewide.

Projects can range from upgrading changerooms and lighting infrastructure, updating sporting surfaces, installation of solar panels and other smart technologies, improving active recreation trails and installing specialised sporting infrastructure.

“Councils and sporting organisations can find out more about the grants and apply for funding at: www.orsr.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding,” Mr Brock said.

“I encourage clubs and organisations to consider applying for this funding and I am happy to support applications in the Frome electorate.”