Funding supports community by helping sport

  • The latest recipients of Community Sporting and Recreation and Facilities Fund grants have been announced
  • $10.34 million to support community sport
  • Eight projects in metropolitan Perth and 13 projects in regional WA will receive funding
  • Twenty-one projects have received funding in the latest round of grants from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

    Administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), the grants for projects over $300,000 are made available once a year to support the development of high quality infrastructure and environments for sport and recreation around Western Australia.

    In this Annual and Forward Planning round community organisations, local governments and sport or active recreation clubs are invited to apply.

    In this round 21 projects were approved, totalling $10.34 million. Recipients for 2022-23 include the following projects:

    • $900,000: Looma Community Inc to upgrade their oval, lighting and changerooms.
    • $738,767: Shire of Kellerberrin to redevelop the Kellerberrin Memorial Pool.
    • $700,000: City of Armadale to redevelop Gwynne Park Pavilion including changerooms.
    • $550,000: Manjimup Tennis Club to construct a new tennis complex including six hard courts.
    • $250,000: City of Melville to upgrade changerooms at Marmion Reserve.
    • $134,247: Swan Valley Sporting Club to redevelop their changerooms.

    Approximately $4.93 million of the funding was allocated to projects that delivered new or upgraded gender-neutral changerooms and more than $1 million contributed directly to projects that increase participation in remote Aboriginal communities.

    The CSRFF Small Grants round (for projects from $7,500-$300,000) opened on February 1 and closes on March 31, 2022. For more information:

    As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:

    “The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund is a valuable ongoing infrastructure program which every year helps local governments and sporting clubs improve their facilities.

    “This in turn enables them to welcome new members and users, perhaps expand their club’s membership and give existing members the chance to use modern facilities.

    “Great facilities also encourage people to be active and especially in regional areas, local facilities like a pool or sporting pavilion are often the heart of a town. They create a spirit of community and help people feel less isolated, while for young people they offer a positive outlet for their energy.”  

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