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New year funding boost for SA sports clubs

12 January 2015

More than 160 sport and recreation clubs and organisations such as Henley Heat Soccer Club will benefit from State Government grants totalling almost $605,000.

Henley Heat Soccer Club flyer

The grants ranging from $220 to $5,000 are being given to 162 clubs and community organisations under the Office for Recreation and Sport’s Active Club Program. The funding can be used for items such as sports equipment, ground maintenance equipment, uniforms, volunteer training, medical training and equipment, coaching, and club promotional activities.

The Active Club Program helps sport and recreation clubs continue to deliver programs and services to their respective communities. This is the second round of grants under the Program for 2014-15, with $1.745 million distributed to sports and recreation clubs and organisations around the state last year.

Successful applicants in the metropolitan area for the maximum $5,000 grant include the Adelaide Warriors Cricket Club, the Burnside Calisthenics and Dance Academy, the Coromandel Cricket Club, the Elizabeth Special Needs Judo Club, the Flinders Park Tennis Club, the Henley Heat Soccer Club, the International Clay Target Club, the North Adelaide Basketball Club, and the Reynella Football Club.

More than $190,000 in grants have been approved for clubs in regional areas including $31,500 for the Adelaide Hills, $20,890 for the Barossa and Mid North, $18,920 for the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast, $45,870 for the Fleurieu Peninsula, $15,540 for the Flinders Ranges and Outback, $23,649 for the Limestone Coast, $18,500 for the Riverland and Mallee, and $14,050 for the Yorke Peninsula.

Applicants for the grants must meet strict eligibility criteria – including that the club or organisation applying for the grant does not operate poker machines – with all applications assessed by a Funding Assessment Committee including representatives of the Office for Recreation and Sport and Regions SA.

For more information about the Active Club Program, go to www.ors.sa.gov.au.