Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is encouraging local sporting clubs and physical activity providers to apply for funding from a national $28.9 million program aimed at getting Australians more active.
The Liberal Nationals Sport Participation Grants program enables national sporting organisations, national sporting organisations for people with a disability, plus non-government and local government organisations, to apply for grants that will make a genuine impact to increase the level of activity of all Australians.
Mr O'Brien said the program gives sporting groups and local government organisations a new opportunity to create or enhance initiatives that would help attract people across all ages, locations and ability to participate in physical activity and sport.
"We know how important sport and physical activity is to helping both children and adults lead a happy, healthy life," Mr O'Brien said.
"Our goal is to get more Australians more active more often. I encourage eligible organisations to consider delivering new programs, or enhance existing physical activity initiatives that will improve the lives of all Aussies in Wide Bay communities. We need to help adults to "Find their 30" minutes of exercise a day, and children to reach the 60 minutes per day recommended by the Dept of Health."
The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government's leading agency for sport and physical activity.
The Sports Participation Grants follow the recent announcements of the Better Ageing grants and the Community Sport Infrastructure Grants.
Applications are now open and close on 18 February 2019. More information on the Move It Aus – Participation Grants is available at sportaus.gov.au/participationgrants