Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    From small things, big things grow

    15/06/2017 11:40 AM
    • ​Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund supports quality facilities
    • 28 Small Grants make a big difference to grassroots sports

    Tennis court upgrades, floodlights, cricket pitches and changerooms are just some of the projects which will benefit from the latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants. 


    Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today announced that 28 projects would receive $641,458 in funding towards community projects.


    Through CSRFF, the Western Australian Government has made $12 million available in 2017-18 towards sport and recreation facilities across the State through two rounds of Small Grants (up to $200,000 in total project cost) and one round of Annual and Forward Planning Grants (from $200,001 in total project cost).   


    Some of the $641,458 allocated in this Small Grants round has gone to:

    • Applecross Cricket Club ($40,000) - new changerooms and toilets;
    • Wembley Downs Tennis Club ($17,607) - floodlighting for four courts;
    • Carnamah Netball Club ($8,666) - resurfacing two netball courts; and
    • Shire of Goomalling ($44,567) - irrigation and re-turfing.

    There are two Small Grants rounds a year. The next round opens on July 1, 2017 and closes on August 31. The Annual and Forward Planning round of CSRFF is currently open and closes on September 29, 2017.


    Recipients of this round can be found at http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/successful-csrff-small-grants


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "Some of these projects might seem small, but they make a huge difference to local sport and active recreation clubs.


    "Quality facilities are also what will help attract new members and retain those who have been with the club for a longer time, encouraging participation from both sides.


    "Funding for these projects allow clubs and local government to carry-out smaller projects which they might not otherwise have been able to do.


    "When more people become part of a club, more people are being active and connecting to their local communities. In the regions this is especially important as sporting and active recreation clubs are often the hearts of small towns, so we want them to be healthy."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400