Community sporting organisations across Tweed are set to benefit from $50,000 in funding thanks to the NSW Nationals’ Local Sport Grants Program.

Nationals’ member for Tweed Geoff Provest welcomed the news funding would be provided to eight projects across Tweed and said it would turbocharge participation in sport across all age groups and continue to build a community to be proud of.

“It is so important we continue supporting our local sporting clubs. They are the lifeblood of our communities and key to ensuring our kids live a healthy and happy lifestyle,” Mr Provest said.

“Today’s announcement is all about investing in the next generation of athletes across the Tweed and building a community we can all be proud of.”

Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were available with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.

Some of the projects funded locally include:

  • New hockey goals for Casuarina Hockey Club
  • Sports uniforms for Tweed Dragons Inc
  • New yarding for Tweed & District Showjumping Club
  • Timing system for Kingscliff Swimming Club

This program will encourage people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation, providing a cash injection to help improve sport facilities, enhance accessibility, and hold new and exciting events and development programs.

No government has invested in community sport like The Nationals, with more than $1 billion pumped into grassroots community facilities and infrastructure.

More information about the program is available online.