Community sport organisations can now score a major funding boost, with applications open for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies said the program provides grants up to $10,000, with up to $50,000 available in each NSW electorate.

“Local sporting clubs are the lifeblood of our community, and so many are in need of a cash injection so they can upgrade new facilities and boost participation,” Mrs Davies said.

“This funding will help modernise facilities for local clubs and enable more local people to participate in community sport and recreation activities.”

The program will focus on initiatives that enable more people to enjoy the benefits of playing sport, regardless of their age, gender, background, or ability.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said last year the Program funded more than 830 projects across NSW.

“We want more people playing sport in our State, which is why we’re growing participation and helping people boost their budget through programs like the Active Kids voucher program,” Mr Henskens said.

“The Local Sport Grant Program is about giving community sporting clubs a boost, by investing in clubs to improve facilities, enhance accessibility and hold new and exciting events and development programs that engage people of all ages and abilities.”

Applications close Monday 21 November. More information is available online.