Jane Howlett,Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Tasmanian Government is continuing to support the State’s sport and recreation sector through the challenges faced due to COVID-19.
Tranche One of our $2 million sport and recreation COVID-19 assistance package has now concluded with 25 organisations successful in their funding bid.
Importantly, this will ensure 187 Tasmanians will remain in their jobs through this crisis, ensuring continuity for the community sports that help to keep Tasmanians fit, healthy and connected.
Bowls Tasmania received $150,000 under tranche one, supporting 12 jobs within the organisation.
“On behalf of Bowls Tasmania and our Clubs I would like to sincerely thank Minister Howlett and the State Government for this fantastic news around our success in this Grant Application,” Bowls Tasmania CEO and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Rebecca Van Asch said
“This has assisted a lot of our Clubs during this difficult period and will help ensure their survival.”
As Minister for Sport and Recreation, I am looking forward to announcing the details for Tranche Two of our assistance package in coming weeks.
We will also soon be releasing details of our Government’s new $10 million Improving the Playing Field funding program designed to improve sporting facilities across Tasmania and help maintain and build participation rates across all sporting codes.
Applications for this program will be made available soon.