Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has welcomed news that NSW grassroots sport clubs and associations that participate in community sports over the NSW border are set to receive a helping hand, with the announcement of the COVID-19 Cross Border Sport Fund by the NSW Government.
Up to $400,000 has been committed to support clubs that are affiliated with a state level sporting organisation or association recognised in another state or territory.
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said grants of up to $1,000 will help border clubs that have been doing it tough in recent months.
“With many of our border communities having their sporting activities severely impacted, these grants will help clubs and associations get back on their feet”, Dr Lee said.
“These grants will not only help support community sport organisations but contribute to the economies of local communities on the border”.
The COVID-19 Cross Border Sport Fund will be open for applications until 5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 9 December 2020.
The funding comes in addition to the Grassroots Sport Fund, which supported local clubs and associations affiliated to recognised NSW-based state sporting organisations.
Eligible clubs and associations can apply at www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/covid-19-cross-border-sport-fund