The Morrison Government’s $19.6 million Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grants program is open now.

Federal member for Barker Tony Pasin, is encouraging local organisations in Barker to apply for the grants, which aim to break down the barriers to people getting active and bring communities together.

“Australia is one of the world’s great sporting nations but not all Aussies come from sporting backgrounds,” Mr Pasin said.

“Playing sport is a great way to be a part of the community so it’s important we provide a helping hand for people to get involved, particularly people with disabilities, new migrants and indigenous people.”

“These grants will also help build on the fantastic participation boom our Government is supporting in women and girls’ sport.

“We want everyone to feel welcome to join in at our local sporting clubs because sport is a big part of our way of life,” Mr Pasin said.

The program is part of the Government’s $71 million investment in social cohesion initiatives to build stronger communities.

“Sport plays an important role in the lives of so many Australians and is a great way for migrants to build connections, improve their English language skills and feel more at home,” Mr Pasin said.

The grants are open to applications from not-for-profit organisations including local community organisations, sporting organisations and local government entities and are available assist the following community groups get involved in sport and recreational activities:

  • newly arrived migrants and refugees;
  • people with a physical or mental disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and
  • women;

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • engaging with community organisations to deliver sport and physical activity projects;
  • coaching clinics to teach sports skills and techniques;
  • participation in local sports competitions;
  • instruction in exercise and physical activity classes delivered by qualified instructors;
  • research and data collection; and
  • recruitment and engagement of translators required to deliver the activities.

The minimum grant amount is $50,000 (GST exclusive) per application. Organisations are not required to provide financial or in-kind contributions for eligible costs. 

Further information about the Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity Grant Opportunity (GO2645) is available from the GrantConnect website.

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