SPORTING organisations and councils throughout the region have been urged to apply for funding to help build sporting facilities and boost participation within their communities.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said that the Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program helped grassroots organisations improve local sporting facilities, as well as encouraging involvement in recreational activities.
"The program assists with funding the construction of new or enhancement of existing facilities, and assists with funding programs that deliver a service that will assist people to become more active," he said.
"Crucially, this program makes sport more accessible which in turn encourages people from across our region to get active and healthy through sport.
"By improving the grassroots infrastructure, the state government is also helping to strengthen our local communities through sport."
NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Gabrielle Upton said that this round would be the first with new guidelines, after a change to the Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program criteria.
Applications close on Wednesday, April 2.
For more information, visit dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02.