Sporting events across Wannon 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 Wannon.
Federal Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the grant availability would help kick-start local events after the impact of the pandemic.
“Sport is often the glue that brings people together across Wannon and this program aims to fast-track the recovery from what’s been a very challenging period for the region,” Mr Tehan said.
“Local sporting clubs and associations play an incredibly important role in Wannon and through this fund, the Australian Government is encouraging our community to come together and celebrate through sport.
“Staging these events will also benefit the Wannon small businesses that are central to our local economy.”
More than 400 eligible LGAs across Australia can apply for funding of up to $50,000.
Local government areas are encouraged to work with local sporting clubs and organisations to deliver fantastic sports events to their respective communities.
Events can range from “come and try days” to larger events including elite sporting exhibitions and state-level competitions that engage the broader community.
For further information visit https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/regional-sport-events-fund