WA Sports Events Secure Funding for Increased Activity

  • More than $1 million goes towards local, national and international sport and recreation events
  • 35 local events will benefit from Sport and Recreation Events Funding 2024/25
  • Community sport and recreation events keep WA active and engaged

From a run in Chittering called Chitty Chitty Run Run to Scarborough's Groundswell Festival, local sport and recreation events have received more than $1 million in funding.

Thirty-five local events have received a boost totalling $1,193,119 in the 2024-25 round of the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program.

Administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the program supports sport and active recreation organisations to plan, secure and deliver sport and mass participation events in Western Australia.

The recipients are staging events which involve a varied mix of activities and sports such as running, swimming, surfing, skating, wrestling, water polo, tenpin bowling, kiteboarding, badminton, and cycling. The Australian Deaf Sports Federation also received funding to create a business case for hosting the Australian Deaf Games in WA and Pride Western Australia received funding to produce a bid book for Perth's application to host the Gay Games.

Funding in this program can be used towards helping organisations develop a strategic event plan or an event tender bid, but most applicants use the grants to support running a local, national or international pinnacle event, or a mass public participation event. In regional Western Australia, the funding can provide support to conduct high level event competition at a state, national or international level or sporting initiatives outside of Perth.

The recipients of the 2024/25 Sport and Recreation Events Funding are:

  • AusCycling - $50,000 towards the 2024 AusCycling BMX National Championships
  • Golf Western Australia - $50,000 towards the 2024 WA Open Golf Championship
  • Mundaring Sporting Club - $50,000 towards the WFDF 2024 World Team Disc Golf Championship
  • Shire of Chapman Valley - $50,000 towards 2024 Backroads: Fields of Gold
  • Shire of Gnowangerup - $50,000 for Great Southern Gravel
  • Shire of Murray Dwellingup - $50,000 for Shire of Murray Dwellingup 100 and Mighty Jarrah Trail Run
  • Swimming Mermaids - $49,300 for Swim Taalinup Goorbilyup - Blackwood River Augusta
  • Beach Tennis West - $46,153 for ITF Beach Tennis World Tour BT100
  • WestCycle - $45,000 for Incorporated Bike It to Ballidu Gravel
  • Sport Climbing Australia - $42,750 for 2024 National Boulder Championships
  • Table Tennis Western Australia - $38,300 for 2024 Table Tennis National Championships
  • AFL Masters WA - $35,000 for AFL Masters National Carnival
  • Surfing Western Australia - $35,000 for WA Pro Surf Series
  • Western Australian Figure Skating Club - $33,400 for Swan Trophy International 2024 and Swan Trophy 2024 (National)
  • Wrestling Western Australia - $30,780 for 2024 National Youth Championships & Development Camp
  • Kiteboarding Western Australia - $30,000 for Augusta Big Air Nationals 2024/25
  • Professional Golfers Association of Australia - $30,000 for WA PGA Championship
  • University of Western Australia Water Polo Club - $30,000 for Regional Expansion Program into the Mid West
  • Albany Motorcycle Club - $29,205 for Hard N Fast Moto X
  • Western Australian Rogaining Association - $28,810 for 2024 Australasian Rogaine Championships
  • Badminton Australia - $25,000 for Yonex U15/U19 National Championships
  • Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club - $24,776 for International Dragon Class 2025 Australasian Championship
  • Australian Deaf Sports Federation - $15,000 for a business case for hosting Australian Deaf Games in WA
  • Exceed Triathlon Club - $15,000 for EXSS X-Tri Off Road Triathlon
  • Pride Western Australia - $15,000 to produce bid book for Perth's application to host Gay Games
  • Shire of Carnarvon - $15,000 for a sports events plan
  • Shire of Chittering - $15,000 for the Chitty Chitty Run Run
  • Town of Port Hedland - $12,500 for Ship to Shore
  • Australian Tenpin Bowling Seniors Organisation - $11,445 for 2024 ATBSO National Challenge
  • Perth Frontrunners - $10,700 for Pride Run & Walk 2024
  • Western Australian Fencing Association - $10,000 for the Australian Fencing Circuit Event 1
  • Athletics West - $50,000 for Perth Track Classic (Australian Athletics Super League)
  • Northam's Avon Descent Association - $100,000 for Avon Descent Festival
  • Scarborough Beach Association - $50,000 for Groundswell Festival
  • Squash WA - $20,000 for 2024 WA Open International - PSA Challenger 6

For more information on the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program:https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding/sport-and-recreation-funding/sport-and-recreation-events-funding-program/sport-and-recreation-events-funding-program-guidelines/1000

As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:

"I am delighted to announce more than $1 million towards local, national and international sport and recreation events.

"Sport is great for fostering community wellbeing, as well as individual mental health and I am committed to supporting as many sporting events as possible."

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