New grants available to help Bonner get active

The Morrison Government’s $19.6 million Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grants program is open now.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said it was a great opportunity for local organisations to apply for the grant and run programs which aim to break down barriers that stop people getting active, and bring communities together.

“Australia is one of the world’s great sporting nations but not all Aussies come from sporting backgrounds,” Mr Vasta said.

“Playing sport is a great way to be a part of the community and promote social inclusion so it’s important we provide a helping hand for people to get involved, particularly people with disabilities, new migrants and Indigenous Australians.

“These grants will also help build on the fantastic participation boom our government is supporting in women’s and girl’s sport.”

Minister for Youth and Sport, Richard Colbeck said the grants are part of the Morrison Government’s plan to make Australia the world’s most active sporting nation.

“Our Government’s national Sport 2030 plan is to make Australia the world’s most active sporting nation, and to do that we need everyone joining in,” Mr Colbeck said.

“We invested $190 million to grassroots sporting infrastructure to encourage female participation, because everyone should feel welcome at their local sporting club.”

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman said the program was part of the Government’s $71 million investment in social cohesion initiatives to build stronger communities.

The grants are open to applications from not-for-profit organisations including local community organisations, sporting organisations and local government entities and are available assist the following community groups get involved in sport and recreational activities:

  • newly arrived migrants and refugees
  • people with a physical or mental disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and
  • women;

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • engaging with community organisations to deliver sport and physical activity projects;
  • coaching clinics to teach sports skills and techniques;
  • participation in local sports competitions;
  • instruction in exercise and physical activity classes delivered by qualified instructors;
  • research and data collection; and
  • recruitment and engagement of translators required to deliver the activities.

Further information about the Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity Grant Opportunity (GO2645) is available from the GrantConnect website.