New grants available for swimming programs in Wide Bay

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Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O'Brien is encouraging local community groups to apply for new swimming grants to enable or improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy this great Aussie past-time.

Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program allows organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $10,000 and has been delivered as part of the Morrison Government's $28.9 million Move It AUS – Participation Grants Program.

"Swimming is a big part of our way of life in Wide Bay and is a great way to stay active and healthy at any age," Mr O'Brien said.

"However, some people in our community need a bit of extra support to be able to enjoy the benefits of swimming, particularly if they have a disability or don't have a strong swimming culture in their family.

"These new Community Swimming Grants provide a great opportunity for local community groups to get funding to share the love of swimming with more people in Wide Bay.

"This initiative will help to make swimming as accessible as possible so more Australians could benefit from sport and physical activity.

"Grants may be used to subsidise the costs associated with delivering swimming and aquatic activities such as entry fees, lane hire or membership fees."

"Supporting more Australians to get more active more often is a priority for the Liberal Nationals Government and we're pleased to work with Swimming Australia to deliver greater access to swimming and aquatics for up 3,200 people through this program.

The Move It AUS Participation Grant Program is already delivering 62 projects across the country to provide great new ways to get more Australians moving.

The Morrison Government has also committed $36.1 million in the Water and Snow Safety Program for water safety initiatives by trusted organisations including Surf Life Saving Australia, Royal Life Saving Society Australia, AUSTSWIM and Laurie Lawrence Swimming Enterprises.

For more information and to apply for Swimming Australia's Community Swimming Grants Program, go to www.swimming.org.au/community-swimming-grants.

Who can apply for funding?
Organisations with the capability to provide or facilitate the provision of swimming and aquatics activities (including but not limited to learn to swim, water safety, aquatics fitness or play and competitive swimming programs and activities).

Eligible organisations may include:        

  • Learn to swim providers          
  • Aqua fitness providers       
  • Aquatics facilities       
  • Swim Clubs        
  • Other aquatics sport clubs (e.g. Water Polo Clubs etc.)   
  • Community organisations      
  • Charity organisations     
  • Councils       
  • Schools       
  • Universities       
  • State or Territory Sport Organisations
 
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