Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    More than $500,000 in grants for local sporting clubs

    8/12/2016 11:00 AM
    • Liberal National Government provides $576,482 for local sport and recreation upgrades
    • 23 community sporting projects receive funding across WA

    Community sport across Western Australia will benefit from the latest round of Liberal National Government grants for sport and recreation projects.


    Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced 23 projects, ranging from floodlighting to cricket nets and skate parks, would receive funding through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants round.


    "While these projects might seem small, they go a long way to improve the amenity for local communities," Ms Davies said. 


    "These works can do a lot to help attract new members and welcome more people to participate in sport and active recreation.  For example, lights for courts and fields can mean more teams can play or those in hot areas can enjoy sport in cooler temperatures.


    "This Liberal National Government has invested more than $157 million in 1,000 sport and recreation facility projects through CSRFF across the State since 2009."


    Offered twice a year by the Department of Sport and Recreation, CSRFF Small Grants for projects under $200,000 are specifically for local sport and recreation clubs and local governments, requiring financial help to complete a project that might otherwise be out of reach.


    Twenty-three grants totalling $576,482 will be disbursed in this round.


    "The provision of quality sport and recreation facilities is important for strong, connected communities," the Minister said.


    Of the projects, 15 are from regional Western Australia ($326,017) and eight are from the metropolitan area (totalling $250,465).


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