The Federal Member for Barker is calling on sport and physical activity providers in the Barker to apply for funding for a national $28.9 million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active.

The Morrison Government’s Sport Participation Grants program is now open for 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 on the level of activity of everyday Australians in the community.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin urged sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help attract people across a wide range of age, ability and location to participate in physical activity and sport.

“We know just how important sport and physical activity is to helping both children and adults lead a happy, healthy life,” Mr Pasin said.

“Our goal is to get more Australians more active more often.

“I encourage eligible organisations to consider impactful ways to innovate with new programs, or enhance existing physical activity initiatives that will improve the health and wellbeing of communities. We need help get 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,” Mr Pasin said.

Local Sporting Organisations, Non-Government Organisations and Local Government are eligible to apply for grants between $25,000 and $250,000 to fund local sport and physical activity projects under stream one of the program. Stream two is open to National Sporting Organisations for grants between $100,000 and $1 million to fund the delivery of large scale initiatives.

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 will close on 18 of February 2019. More information available at Move It Aus – Participation Grants,

Contact: Charlotte Edmunds  8531 2466