With community sport and recreation activities returning as COVID-19 restrictions ease, the NSW Government has announced a $27.3 million Community Sport Recovery Package to help the sector get back on its feet.
The recovery package announced will ensure that organisations survive the crisis and will help get the millions of NSW residents back participating activities they love in a COVID safe environment.
With 5.4 million adults and 900,000 children participating in sport and recreation as well as 415,000 volunteers and 30,000 employees, the pandemic has placed a major strain on the resources and operations of community sport and recreation organisations.
This funding is in addition to the $35 million of grant programs scheduled for 2020/21, the $127 million continued investment in the Active Kids program for 2020/21, and the previously announced NSW Government COVID-19 economic stimulus package, which provides financial support for businesses across NSW.
Support for local sporting clubs and associations
A one-off grant of up to $1,000 will be provided to close to 12,500 local sporting clubs and associations across the State to assist clubs for when sport resumes on 1 July.
Further information regarding eligibility requirements will be updated on this webpage in the coming weeks. Clubs and associations are not required to do anything further at this point in time.
Support for State Sporting Organisations and Regional Academies of Sport
Funding will be provided to State Sporting Organisations (SSOs), State Sporting Organisations for people with disabilities (SSODs), and Regional Academies of Sport to support their programs and initiatives and to assist in support participation and performance pathways for aspiring athletes across NSW.
The Office of Sport will directly contact eligible SSOs, SSODs, and Regional Academies of Sport with further information.
Additional Financial Support
The Office of Sport has a dedicated resource page, providing links and information on other state and federal financial assistance measures available to sport and recreation organisations.