- Nearly $370,000 awarded to sports organisations to support low participation groups to get involved in physical activity
- Funding shared between 18 local community and sporting organisations across WA
- Diverse range of projects supported under the program
A dedicated tenpin bowling program for Western Australians with disability and a program linking vulnerable young women to junior cricket clubs are among 18 initiatives that have received a boost thanks to State Government funding.
The Targeted Participation Program (TPP) provides funding to enable organisations to promote participation and engagement in sport and active recreation, particularly among low participation groups.
The program supports a diverse range of projects targeting Aboriginal participants, teenage girls, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, seniors, and disengaged youth.
Twelve regional and six metropolitan organisations will share in nearly $370,000 under the current grant round.
The TPP is a joint initiative between the McGowan Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Healthway.
For more information, visit http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/tpp
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"These important grants provide local opportunities for all Western Australians to access and actively participate in sport and recreation activities.
"We know sport and recreation contributes to the health and wellbeing of WA communities, and the McGowan Government is committed to creating opportunities to connect communities through supporting active participation.
"The TPP promotes healthy lifestyles, community engagement, and importantly creates pathways into sport and recreation for those who ordinarily do not get involved in sport. Well done to all of the grant recipients."
Comments attributed to Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Mental Health Alanna Clohesy:
"Having the opportunity to participate in socially supported physical activity helps improve mental health and wellbeing by reducing stress and anxiety. It also helps create a vital sense of belonging.
"As this funding is targeted at people who don't usually have the opportunity to play sport it will help a diverse group of people, including the disabled, seniors, and disengaged youths. I congratulate all the grant recipients."
List of projects
$37,000 - Reclink National Program Expansion (Rockingham)
$37,500 - Armadale Youth Intervention Partnership (Armadale)
$7,500 - PCYC Saturday Night Basketball (Rockingham)
$7,500 - Work it Out Fitness Program (Swan)
$7,500 - Team Connect WA (Belmont, Gosnells, Wanneroo)
$25,000 - Aboriginal Swim and Survive Program (Gosnells, Swan, Broome, Armadale, Geraldton, Karratha and Kununurra)
$25,000 - Tenpin Bowling Association of WA Inc (Bunbury, Rockingham, Cannington, Joondalup, Morley)
$10,000 - Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre Inclusive Participation Program (Broome)
$49,832 - RoeboFit Youth Engagement Boxing Program (Roebourne)
$35,000 - Horses and Hoops Basketball and Horse-Riding Program (Halls Creek)
$35,000 - East Pilbara Multisport Project (Western Desert)
$40,000 - Regional Youth Footy Series (Murchison and Carnarvon)
$10,000 - Bunbury Geographe Aboriginal Local Drug Action Team Engagement in Sports Program (Bunbury)
$10,000 - Carnarvon PCYC Boxing Program (Carnarvon)
$7,500 - Exmouth PCYC Girls Outdoor Recreation Engagement Program (Exmouth)
$3,000 - Skills for Women Sports Program (Bunbury)
$5,000 - Wyndham Stands Upside Down Gymnastics Program (Wyndham)
$10,000 - Youth Involvement Council Dance Crew (South Hedland)
Minister's office - 6552 6400