Karting (New South Wales) Inc, has today provided funding to its eligible Affiliated Clubs, as part of the NSW Government’s Community Sport Recovery Package.
The NSW Government announced a $27.3 million Community Sport Recovery Package to support the sport and recreation sector get back on its feet. The Community Sport Recovery Package is intended to ensure sport and recreation organisations survive the crisis and NSW residents can resume the activities they love.
COVID-19 has significantly impacted sport and recreation organisations across NSW. Many organisations have financial obligations, paid staff, and assets to service and maintain. The package includes financial support for all levels of sport from community sport to the elite pathway.
The Grassroots Sport Fund (up to $12.5 million) will provide a one-off grant of up to $1,000 to around 12,500 eligible local clubs and associations across the State. The Fund will be administered by the Office of Sport through SSOs and SSODs who will be supported to assess the eligibility of their affiliated clubs and associations and make payments to eligible clubs and associations.
Ilona Alsters, Chair of KNSW said “We are so thankful for the funding provided by the NSW Government. These funds will assist our Clubs, and in turn our sport, navigate through this Covid-19 pandemic”.
Acting Minister for Sport, Geoff Lee said “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on everyone’s lives, including the sport and recreation sector.This assistance will ensure organisations survive the crisis and will help get millions of NSW residents back into activities they love in a safe environment”
Karting (New South Wales) Inc is the recognised State Sporting Organisation (SSO) for the sport of karting in New South Wales. For KNSW Clubs that met the NSW Government’s Eligibility Criteria, payments will be processed overnight.