$1.65 million to keep WA’s sport and recreation clubs COVID-safe

  • Grants of $2000 or $500 available for COVID-19 cleaning costs
  • Funding will help keep sport and active recreation participants safe and healthy
  • Eligible clubs should apply before May 30, 2022 
  • The McGowan Government has announced $1.65 million in funding for COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs at local community sport and active recreation clubs.

    The COVID-19 Cleaning Subsidy, supported by Lotterywest, will help keep hundreds of thousands of Western Australians safe and healthy so they can continue to take part in sport and active recreation with minimal disruption.

    Clubs that own, operate or lease a facility (such as clubrooms) can apply for a one-off $2000 grant, while clubs that do not operate a facility can apply for a one-off grant of $500.

    Funding may be used for costs associated with cleaning a facility such as buying cleaning products or hiring cleaners; purchasing personal hygiene products such as hand sanitiser, disposable face masks, and rapid antigen tests; and for the printing of COVID-19 related signage.

    For more information and to find out if your club is eligible visit https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/covid-19-cleaning-subsidy

    The COVID-19 Cleaning Subsidy is part of the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund under the McGowan Government’s response and recovery efforts to help keep Western Australia safe.

    As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:

    “Sport and active recreation clubs are an essential part of our local communities, providing a space to meet like-minded people, make friends and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

    “Our clubs are led by volunteers who have worked tirelessly and given hours of their time to navigate the past two years of a global pandemic and ensure their members are kept safe.

    “We understand many of these clubs may not have budgeted for additional costs associated with clubroom and equipment cleaning, and personal hygiene support for volunteers.

    “I encourage every eligible club to apply for the Sport and Recreation COVID-19 Cleaning Subsidy before Monday May 30, 2022.”

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