The greatest level of participation in sport and active recreation in the Territory is at the grassroots level – that is why the Territory Labor Government is investing over $150,000 to assist local community groups in this space.
Territorians can now apply for the Sport and Active Recreations Response Grants and the Grass Roots Grants.
Up to $10,000 is available through the response grants, which support Territorians who are selected to represent Australia through an official National Sporting Organisation selection progress, and are aged 12 years or older. Recently, Territory Olympians Jeremy Hayward (Kookaburras men’s hockey team) and Brooke Peris (Hockeyroos women’s hockey team), each received a grant to support their costs to get to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Grass Roots Grant Program supports sporting organisations to meet unforeseeable equipment expenses and structural repairs, and supporting elite Territorian athletes to represent Australia at recognised international events.
The program aims to increase participation in sport and active recreation in five categories:
- Volunteer Development
Sport and active recreation clubs and organisations can apply to access a maximum of $5000 across one or more of the five categories.
Apply online for each grant at: grantsnt.nt.gov.au/
Quotes from Minister for Sport Kate Worden:
“Sporting clubs and active recreation organisations support our community in so many ways – this is why we have these grants on offer, to help ensure they are able to offer a wide range of activities to keeps our youth engaged along with our society as active as possible.
“The Quick Response Grant Program supports our Territory sport and recreation clubs and organisations provide safe functioning environments, and promotes community participation but also recognises our local champions who inspire the next generation to participate.
“The Grassroots Grant Program supports Territory sport and recreation clubs and organisations deliver their initiatives that increase community participation.”