Community groups across north-east Victoria are encouraged to apply for new swimming grants to provide and improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy this great Aussie pastime, Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said.
Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program offers grants of up to $10,000 as part of the Liberal-National Government’s $28.9 million Move It AUS – Participation Grants Program.
“Swimming is a big part of our way of life and a great way to stay active and healthy at any age,” Senator McKenzie said.
“However, some people in our community need a bit of extra support to be able to enjoy the benefits of swimming, particularly if they have a disability or don’t have a strong swimming culture in their family.
“These new Community Swimming Grants provide a great opportunity for community groups across Indi to get funding to share the love of swimming.”
Minister for Youth and Sport Richard Colbeck said grants may be used to subsidise the costs associated with delivering swimming and aquatic activities such as entry fees, lane hire or membership fees.
“Supporting more Australians to get more active more often is a priority for our government and we’re delighted to be working with Swimming Australia to deliver greater access to swimming and aquatics for up 3,200 people through this program,” he said.
For more information and to apply for Swimming Australia’s Community Swimming Grants Program, go to www.swimming.org.au/community-swimming-grants.
Who can apply for funding?
Organisations with the capability to provide or facilitate the provision of swimming and aquatics activities (including but not limited to learn to swim, water safety, aquatics fitness or play and competitive swimming programs and activities). Applications close 8th November.
Eligible organisations may include:
Learn to swim providers; aqua fitness providers; aquatics facilities; swim clubs; other aquatics sport clubs (e.g. water polo etc); community organisations; charity organisations; councils; schools; universities; and state sport organisations.