4 February 2013

2013 sports grants announced

| johnboy
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Andrew Barr has announced the winners of the 2013 Sport and Recreation Grants.

Today I joined 69 sporting organisations who will share more than $2.3 million through the 2013 Sport and Recreation Grant Program (SRGP).

The ACT Government recognises the importance of investment in sport and recreation in our community. The grants help organisations to increase participation and become more professional in their delivery of sport and physical activity opportunities for Canberrans. And it will help ensure Canberra remains the healthiest and most active community in the country.

Projects funded in 2013 include:

— $13,900 to Basketball ACT for stadium scoring/officiating system;

— $20,000 to Black Mountain Rowing Club for a rowing pontoon project;

— $10,800 to Canberra Yacht Club for the purchase of boats for the Buoyed Up program to benefit disadvantaged juniors; and

— 20,000 to Skate Australia for the continued development of the ACT skateboard hub.

Other grants getting rather more money than $20,000 include:

    — $60k for rugby
    — $38k for baseball
    — $60k for cricket
    — $22k for cycling
    — $60k for soccer
    — $28k for soccer
    — $22k for little athletics
    — $38k for rowing
    — $25k for ACTSPORT
    — $81k for ACTSPORT
    — $60k for ACT AFL
    — $38k for bowls
    — $22k for league
    — $56k for the rifle club
    — $60k for gymnastics
    — $38k for netball
    — $24k for netball
    — $22k for orienteering
    — $28k for Pines Tennis
    — $25k for lifesaving
    — $22k for snow sports
    — $60k for softball
    — $45k for sports medicine
    — $38k for squash
    — $22k for swimming
    — $22k for table tennis
    — $60k for tennis ACT
    — $38k for touch football
    — $60k for triathlon
    — $38k for volleyball

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pink little birdie10:06 am 05 Feb 13

a few organisations have committee members (volunteers) whose job it is to apply for various grants. There are lots of government grants and private grants available to sports and recreation groups. It’s almost a year round activitiy.

Kerryhemsley9:45 am 05 Feb 13

Can’t believe their is not some funding for an AFL team from say Melbourne to play a couple of games here and we can call them Canberra’s other team.

gungsuperstar said :


I sense another opportunity for cyclist bashing!

Thats for the sports body governing cycling. Recreational cycling of course is funded out of other buckets of money.

As someone who has administered and run amateur sports clubs, that money doesn’t go far, but keeps the thing going none the less. Also often some sports put in requests to fund projects which can often lead to a higher amount paid.

There is also considerable effort put in by volunteers to secure grants, so if you look at the clubs/organisations on the list and looking to participate in something, there is a good list to start with.

gungsuperstar6:46 pm 04 Feb 13


I sense another opportunity for cyclist bashing!

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