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

    Multi-million dollar investment to support grassroots sports

    3/11/2022 10:30 AM
    • $2.1 million boost to grassroots sport and recreation clubs
    • Local governments can apply for funding to improve the governance, planning and management practices of clubs
    • Applications for the 2022-23 funding round now open until 23 November

    Sport and recreation clubs in Western Australia will receive a $2.1 million funding boost thanks to the latest round of grants available through the McGowan Government's Every Club Program.


    The McGowan Government has committed $700,000 of funding per year for three years to support club development by:

    • providing education, training and professional development opportunities;
    • supporting governance, planning and management practices; and
    • demonstrating partnerships between local governments, sporting associations and clubs.

    The application round for 2022-23 is now open until 23 November.


    Local governments can apply for funding up to $50,000 per annum for three years to support sport and recreation clubs and their volunteers to build their organisational capacity and capability.


    The grants are part of the broader Every Club Program aimed at providing an accessible and sustainable model of club development to sport and recreation clubs across WA.


    The Every Club Grant Scheme is administered by the Department of Local Government and Communities and is one of the four key initiatives of the McGowan Government's Every Club Program, which includes:

    • Every Club Hub - access to online information and resources for clubs;
    • Every Club Network - networking and professional development opportunities for club development professionals in local government authorities and State Sporting Associations;
    • Every Club Education - learning and development opportunities for clubs and members of the sport and recreation workforce; and
    • Every Club Grant Scheme - investment in local government authorities and State Sporting Associations to create and implement club development plans.

    Application forms and grant guidelines for the Every Club Grant Scheme are available on the DLGSC website.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to supporting local governments across Western Australia to provide clubs, volunteers and participants access to quality sport and recreation experiences through the provision of resources, training opportunities and club development services.


    "By investing in the Every Club Program we are building industry capacity and capability at all levels from State Sporting Associations through to regional and metropolitan clubs.


    "Similarly, the program supports local government authorities to provide support to the many volunteers involved in daily sporting experiences."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400