Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    WA regions score with grants to grow sport

    4/03/2022 7:00 AM
    • $870,000 available for 16 State sporting organisations
    • Grants to provide regional Western Australians with more opportunities to participate in sport
    • Projects include Laverton Cycling Project, which aims to increase cycling opportunities for Indigenous youth in the remote community of Laverton 

    Regional Western Australians will get more opportunities to participate in sport thanks to the McGowan Government's latest round of Regional Servicing Grants worth $870,000.


    The funds will allow eligible State sporting associations and industry bodies to partner with regional sporting clubs to improve planning, management and governance practices to get more people playing sport.


    Thanks to the McGowan Government's expansion of the program to include 16 State sporting organisations, organisations such as WestCycle, Sailing WA and Golf WA will share in the additional funding.


    Rugby union, gymnastics, volleyball and water polo are also new sports to receive funding under the program.


    The expansion of the program comes after the sports developed regional servicing plans and identified strategic initiatives and the need to better service regional areas.


    For additional details and to apply, visit https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "Sport has a critical role in bringing people and regional communities together.


    "The McGowan Government is committed to improving opportunities for more Western Australians to participate in sport and active recreation.


    "The latest funding round of the Regional Servicing Grants program will enable local sporting clubs and organisations to build their capacity and capability to deliver quality sporting programs, initiatives and experiences."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400