With fears that community sports clubs could fold because of the Covid-19 pandemic,the NSW Government’s “Sport and Recreation Recovery and Community Rebuild Package” will be dishing out $25 million to support community sport.

Eligible clubs and associations can apply for grants of up to $1000.

There’ll be up to $7.8 million for sporting organisations and peak bodies.

$3.1 million will go to areas most affected by restrictions, including south-western Sydney and regional NSW.

Another $1 million will support marketing and promotional activities for outdoor and active recreation providers.

While $600,000 will support regional talent pathways in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

The fund will be open for applications in November 2021.

For detail how to get some for your club, keep an eye on www.sport.nsw.gov.au/recoverypackage.

Meanwhile, Australia’s professional cricketers association (ACA) in concert with Cricket Australia have found $3.5 million for their “Grassroots Cricket Fund” to support community cricket.

Shires and “Park” clubs, along with indoor cricket centres can apply here.

Premier Cricket clubs – in the case of the Northern Beaches, Manly Warringah DCC – can apply here.

Money can be used to purchase equipment, support volunteers and “help provide the best possible experiences for players”, according to Cricket Australia’s media release.

More info on the cricket grants here.

More info on the government’s sports club grants here.