Junior metropolitan athletes will be able to travel further afield to achieve their sporting dreams and sporting clubs will receive a timely boost to their stocks of equipment, thanks to a new State Government initiative opening today.
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the $4million Supporting Community Sport initiative, which first opened in regional areas late last year, had now been extended to the Perth metropolitan area.
The initiative consists of the Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme and the Junior Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (for athletes aged 13-21).
“The $2million metropolitan component of the scheme provides financial support to junior athletes who need to travel in pursuit of State and national representation,” Mr Waldron said.
“It also provides one-off $500 subsidies to clubs looking to increase or upgrade shared sporting equipment which is accessible to all club members.
“We’re committed to helping young athletes realise their dreams of competing at a higher level. This is also a great opportunity for local clubs to upgrade some of their equipment or purchase additional equipment in order to meet the needs of new and future members.”
Applications for the first metropolitan round of the Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme open today (March 27) and close on April 24.
Applications for the first metropolitan round of the Junior Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme open on April 15 and close on May 16.
The Supporting Community Sport initiative has already been run in regional areas.
Round two of the regional schemes open at the same time as the metropolitan round.
Minister’s office - 6552 6100