Grants opened to sport and recreation groups
THE State Government has opened its Sport and Recreation Events Program to applications.
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said applications will remain open from November 5 to January 30.
"The government is committed to helping athletes, officials and coaches develop their skills through participation in sport," Mr Fraser said.
"Programs like SREP are immensely important in bringing bigger and better sporting events to the Coffs Harbour region and to New South Wales.
"I encourage local organisations to make use of this fantastic opportunity and get their applications in before the end of January."
The SREP is open to sports organisations looking to stage international, national or community events throughout New South Wales in 2015.
The SREP is a competitive grant program with applications assessed against the following criteria: the relevant project objective; the need for the event; the capacity of the organisation to deliver the event; the budget is cost effective; and the benefit of the event in the long and short term.
Under the SREP eligible organisations may apply for multiple event types, however the maximum available to any one organisation under the program is $30,000 in a financial year.
Grants are capped at: $30,000 for international sporting events; $15,000 for national championships and $10,000 for community events.
Applicants must also contribute 50% or more to the staging of the event, which may include "in kind" support.
For more information or to apply click here.