Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is calling on sport and physical activity providers to apply for funding for a national $28.9million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active.
While part two of the Federal Government Sport Participation Grants program targets national sporting organisations, part one targets local not for profit groups and sporting clubs who can run a program to get inactive people moving.
Mr Ramsey says the grants are for new programs and aim at funding their operational cost and urges sporting groups and other organisations to create programs that would help attract people across a wide range of age, ability and location to participate in physical activity and sport.
“We know just how important sport and physical activity is to helping both children and adults lead a happy, healthy life. Physical activity can have a real impact on mental health as well as physical health and I urge organisations to take advantage of this grant funding,” Mr Ramsey said.
The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.
The Sports Participation Grants follow the recent announcements of the Better Ageing grants and the Community Sport Infrastructure Grants.
Applications opened on Monday 7 January 2019 and close on 18 February 2019 with more information on the Move It Aus – Participation Grants at sportaus.gov.au/participationgrants