Recovery package to support local sport return

July 15, 2020, 12:16:23 PM

Recovery package to support local sport return

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NSW: A $27.3 million Community Sports Recovery Package will support the community sport and recreation sector recover from the impact of COVID-19.

The recovery package will provide a one-off grant of up to $1000 to nearly 12,500 local sporting clubs and associations across NSW when sport resumes on 1 July 2020.

The grants will ensure that organisations survive the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. It will also help get NSW residents back participating in activities they enjoy in a COVID safe environment.

NSW has 5.4 million adults and over 900,000 children participating in sport and recreation.

Funding will also be provided to State Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations for people with disabilities and Regional Academies of Sport to support their programs and initiatives.

Acting Minister for Sports Geoff Lee said the recovery package was not just about helping sports survive but thrive.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on everyone’s lives, including the sport and recreation sector,” Mr Lee said.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the recovery package was also about stimulating the local economy.

“The fast-tracked grants will not only help support community sport organisations but contribute to the economies of local communities across NSW,” Mr Perrottet said.

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