Regional and rural sporting events are set to benefit from the Morrison Government’s Regional Sport Events Fund.
Now open for applications, the fund will support community sporting events across the region to kick-start the economy and encourage visitors back to the regions.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the grant availability would help kick-start local events after the impact of the pandemic.
“Sport is often the glue that brings people together in regional communities, and this program aims to fast-track the recovery from what’s been a very challenging period,” Mr Taylor said.
“Local sporting clubs and associations play a significant role, and through this fund, the Australian Government is encouraging our community to come together and celebrate through sport.
More than 400 eligible LGAs across Australia can apply for funding of up to $50,000.
Local government areas are encouraged to work with local sporting clubs and organisations to deliver fantastic sports events to their respective communities.
Events can range from “come and try days” to larger events, including elite sporting exhibitions and state-level competitions that engage the broader community.
Eligible local government areas in Hume include Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Hilltops Council, Upper Lachlan Shire, Wingecarribee Shire Council and Wollondilly Shire Council.