The successful applicants of the Community Building Partnership Grants (CBP) were recently announced with over 100 successful grants distributed to Football NSW affiliated associations and clubs.
The Community Building Partnership Grant is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes, while also promoting community participation, inclusion, and cohesion.
The CBP Grant allocated a maximum of $400,000 to each electorate across the state.
Football in NSW provides a significant and positive impact on the NSW community.
It contributes significantly to the economy, to developing social capital and impacts on people’s physical and mental health and well-being.
A common project across NSW was the funding for a fully monitored publicly accessible defibrillator for football venues.
Defibrillators have played an important and vital role for many, saving the lives of multiple players and spectators in recent years. The more defibrillators that can be installed at community sporting venues the better for the entire community.
Football NSW (FNSW) and Heartbeat of Football (HOF) announced earlier this year, an all-important partnership centred on player welfare and safety, with a focus on heart health.
The alliance will raise awareness about heart health issues, encourage people to make positive health choices, and work to ensure a safe sporting environment for NSW football participants of any age.
A ‘Rescue Ready Campaign’ has been initiated between both organisations that will help ensure clubs are ready and informed should they be required to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Clubs and associations across NSW were successful with a range of other projects including amenity upgrades, field upgrades, spectator seating, goals, new equipment, and fencing all of which are valuable and important to community clubs.
“It’s great to see so many associations and clubs across the state benefitting from the Community Building Partnerships program,” said Football NSW Manager – Government Relations, Funding and Infrastructure, Daniel Ristic.
“Funding for smaller projects such as goalposts, defibrillators and minor amenity upgrades play such an important part of the community football landscape”.
The full list of successful applicants for the Community Building Partnership Grants can be viewed here.
Further grant opportunities like the Community Building Partnerships Grant can be found here under the “available grants” tab on the Football Facilities website.