Community sport and recreation projects are set to receive $100,000 under the State Government’s Targeted Participation Program (TPP).
The TPP is open to local community organisations and sport and recreation clubs with projects that can help increase the engagement and physical activity of groups within the community that traditionally have low participation rates in sport and active recreation.
The program is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in partnership with Healthway, with a focus on low participation groups. These groups include disengaged youth; Aboriginal people; seniors; and culturally and linguistically diverse people.
Applications for Category 3 grants for $5,000 are now open, closing on September 28, 2020.
For further information on the TPP, including the application process, visit https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding/sport-and-recreation-funding/targeted-participation-program
As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
“The TPP is designed to involve people and groups who, for a number of reasons, often miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of sport and active recreation.
“These benefits include increased wellbeing, resilience and self-esteem – all of which come from being more involved and connected to your community.
“The programs funded by the TPP are more important than ever as people look to reconnect to the community and get active following the unprecedented disruptions to our normal way of life experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
As stated by Acting Health Minister Rita Saffioti:
“Creating opportunities to engage in physical activity is a vital pathway towards good health.
“This is a fantastic way to help disengaged groups develop a sense of resilience and self-esteem through connection with their community.
“I’d encourage as many local organisations as possible to get involved and support us in promoting healthy lifestyles and active engagement for Western Australians who might otherwise miss out.”