Applications open for NSW Government Surf Club Facility grants

November 30, 2021
Emma Castle

$4 million is up for grabs as the NSW Government opens its grants program for 21/22.

The Surf Club Facility Program provides grants of between $30,000 and $500,000 per project, with a view to supporting the development of facilities that enable increased participation in Surf Life Saving for all people, increased facility usage, and improved safety.  

There is a specific focus on increasing the participation of women and girls, people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and First Nations communities.

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Speaking about the new grant funding, Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said: “We have nearly 130 Surf Life Saving Clubs here in NSW, which are the hub of our coastal communities.

“This support will allow significant upgrades, so the 75,000 club members across the state who do such important work volunteering at our beaches can focus on saving lives.”

Surf Life Saving NSW President George Shales OAM said safe, accessible and secure rescue facilities across NSW remain a top priority.

“Last year our volunteer surf lifesavers performed over 3,000 rescues, 143,000 preventative actions and 7,000 first aid treatments. The Surf Club Facility Program will improve the ongoing important community service our lifesavers deliver.”

Applications for this round of grants close on 21 January 2022. Click here for more information.


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