Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

    Community sport and recreation wins big with small grants

    4/02/2014 12:00 AM
     
     
    Applications are being invited for the latest round of small grants as part of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
     
    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the small grants were designed especially for those cases where grassroots clubs and councils needed financial assistance to complete a project which might otherwise be out of reach.
     
    “These kinds of grants can really help revitalise something like a set of tennis courts, making it a facility which the whole community will enjoy using,” Mr Waldron said.
     
    “In this round, there is $750,000 available which can be put towards a variety of projects, further encouraging a local community to keep active and enjoy sport and recreation.”
     
    The grants are for a total project cost of up to $150,000. Works undertaken can include floodlighting, safety fencing, change room facilities, storage and skate park upgrades.
     
    Not-for-profit sport, recreation or community groups and local government authorities from all over Western Australia seeking capital works grants to develop sport and recreation facilities are eligible.
     
    The State Government makes $20million available each year through the CSRFF program.
     
    The 2014-15 CSRFF February Small Grants has now opened and closes at 4pm on March 31, 2014. Applicants must discuss their application with the Department of Sport and Recreation prior to submission. For guidelines and more information on CSRFF funding visit: http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/facilitiesfunding.
     
    If you are in regional WA, contact your nearest Department of Sport and Recreation office: http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/contact  
     
    Minister’s office - 6552 6100