Small grants big factor in creating healthy, happy communities

  • State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund small grants recipients announced
  • 20 local governments and sporting organisations share in almost $1 million to increase physical activity and participation in sport and active recreation
  • Funds administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries 
  • The McGowan Government has awarded nearly $900,000 to more than 20 local governments and community organisations to improve sport and recreation facilities.

    The funding is delivered through the latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) small grants and will deliver a range of projects all over Western Australia from bowling green replacements to speedway upgrades.

    Sport and Recreation Minister Tony Buti today announced the 22 recipients of the latest CSRFF small grants who each received up to $100,000 for the delivery of community sport and recreation facility projects.

    Among the successful projects are:

    • an upgrade to Noonkanbah Community Oval in the Kimberley;
    • redevelopment of the Mingenew Tennis Club;
    • synthetic bowling green conversion at Bedford Bowling Club and an upgrade to the Peelwood Reserve gender neutral change rooms in the City of Mandurah; and
    • female facility improvements to change rooms at Springdale Pavilion in the City of Armadale. 

    Local governments and not-for-profit organisations could apply for funding for projects ranging from $7,500 to $300,000.

    The CSRFF is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).

    For more information, visit the DLGSC’s website.

    As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister Tony Buti:

    “The McGowan Government is committed to developing high-quality sport and recreation facilities to help keep Western Australians healthy and active.

    “Through CSRFF, we are investing in the development of quality physical environments in which people can enjoy sport and recreation.

    “It’s fantastic to see so many sport and recreation projects across the State benefitting from this funding, which will help increase participation in sport and recreation.”

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