NSW Surf Life Saving clubs to ride a funding wave

October 11, 2022
Aleney De Winter

The NSW Government’s Surf Club Facility Program is injecting $5 million into surf clubs along the NSW coast to assist in upgrades, restoration and construction of surf life saving facilities. 

Surf Life Saving Clubs in NSW can each apply for up to $650,000 through the NSW Government facility funding program. Surf Life Saving Clubs NSW President George Shales believes ensuring volunteers have safe, accessible and secure facilities is a priority. 

“We have 129 clubs across the State, with volunteer surf lifesavers performing more than 3,000 rescues, 114,000 preventative actions and 7,000 first aid treatments last year, and this funding will allow surf club facilities to be upgraded for our 76,000 members,” Mr Shales said.

“Our surf clubs are often the hub of their communities, and our lifesavers are the unsung heroes, protecting swimmers in and out of the water,” said Minister for Sport Alister Henskens at the launch of the Surf Club Facility Program

“This funding will ensure that from Tathra to Tweed Heads, surf clubs along the NSW coast are the best they can be while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for their communities”.

Applications will remain open until 1 November, 2022.

Manly Surf Rescue. Photo by Jon Callow on Unsplash

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