Sporting events across Barker are set to benefit from the Morrison Government’s Regional Sport Events Fund.

Now open for applications, the fund will support community sporting events across the region with an aim of kick-starting the economy and encouraging visitors back to Barker.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the grant availability would help kick-start local events after the impact of the pandemic.

“Community sport has been hit hard right across Barker as a result of the pandemic – but we all understand the power of local competition and the opportunities it presents to bring communities together,”

“Sport is often the glue that brings communities together across Barker and this program aims to fast-track the recovery from what’s been a very challenging period for region,” Mr Pasin said.

“This fund will support many of the events that were cancelled or postponed to resume.” Mr Pasin said.

“I encourage local government areas to work with local sporting clubs and organisations to deliver fantastic sports events to their respective communities.”

Sixteen eligible LGAs across Australia can apply for funding of up to $50,000.

Events can range from “come and try days” to larger events including elite sporting exhibitions and state level competitions that engage the broader community.

Applications for the Regional Sport Events Fund are now open, closing April 8, 2022.

Funding is available through two funding streams:

  • Stream One – Small community sporting events: Non-competitive demand driven grants of up to $10,000.
  • Stream Two – Large regional sporting events: Competitive grants of up to $50,000

More details about the program, including the Fund Guidelines and closing dates can be found on Sport Australia’s Grants and Funding page, here.