Applications are now open to sport clubs in Newcastle for the Local Sports Grant Program.

$50,000 is on offer in four categories across the electorate, with grants up to $2,000 available for Sport Development, up to $5,000 for Sport Event or Sport Access, and up to $15,000 for Sport Facility.

Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp says the program is a great opportunity, and for better or for worse, “very oversubscribed”.

“We get well over $100,000 in applications, people love getting money for their sporting club and so they should,” Mr Crakanthorp said.

It’s hoped the State Government grants will be a much-needed boost to sport as the regions open up.

“Coming out of COVID, it’s really important to get money to our sporting groups, and particularly those for young girls and young women and the disadvantaged and disabled in particular,” Mr Crakanthorp said.

“It’s good for your mental health, good for your physicality, good to get the kids off the Xbox, it’s all good.”

You can find out more at Applications close on Friday 19th November.