Liverpool Plains Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, is encouraging sporting clubs and parents to take advantage of several programs that are currently available,
“Sports Community is the leading destination for grassroots sports clubs who want to be successful and grow year on year. They have created a community of people all trying to help their clubs. For many clubs, sponsorship is their financial lifeblood. Raising funds through sponsorship doesn’t have to be difficult and Sports Community look at strategies for attracting and maximising sponsorship packages. They also help volunteers by showing the easiest and most effective way to get your tasks done, how to save time, new ways of undertaking tasks, who can help you and how to get them on board, plus all the information and tools you need to keep your club on track and achieving its goals. Sports Community does not get any government assistance. There is membership available for both individuals and organisations. They currently have special introductory offers for both categories. Go to https://sportscommunity.com.au/ for more details,” Councillor Hope said.
“Another great initiative is the NSW Government’s Active Kids program. This program will provide a $100 voucher which families can use for registration and membership costs, as well as fees for activities such as swimming and dance. The annual voucher will not be means tested because the health and wellbeing of our kids is a priority. Within the Shire, many volunteers and parents organise junior sports, across numerous disciplines, and it is to be hoped our kids and local organisations can benefit through this program. More details about the program and how to download your voucher are available at sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or by phoning Service NSW on 13 77 88,” he said.
ClubGRANTS is another channel through which not-for-profit organisations involved in community or professional sport can seek funding. This scheme also supports community welfare or social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities. More details at https://www.clubsnsw.com.au/community/clubgrants/for-applicants#afb65391-a8aa-6a79-a8c7-ff00002bab05,” he continued.
“Jetstar's Flying Start Program also provides funding opportunities for not-for-profit sporting groups to fund projects that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. Go to http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart#home,” he said.
“The Liverpool Plains Shire Council Facebook page regularly updates information regarding grants that are available for many community purposes,” Councillor Hope concluded.