Sporting organisations affected by the COVID-19 shutdown are eligible for grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced by the NSW Government.
Office of Sport
Sport NSW has opened nominations for the 2020 NSW Community Sports Awards, providing SSOs and SSODs with an opportunity to recognise the efforts and achievements of their dedicated volunteers.
The Children’s Guardian has extended all Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearances for a further six months.
The Office of Sport understands that COVID-19 is having a direct impact on the operations of many sport and recreation organisations.
The NSW Government has enacted several Public Health Orders which impact on the State Sports Sector. Read more to view the current Public Health Orders.
Due to the effects and financial stress COVID-19 is placing on sports, the Office of Sport has made changes to the reporting requirements for SSOs that have received $30,000 and over under this year’s Sport Development Program (SDP).
On Wednesday, 1 April during the weekly teleconference with sport sector CEOs, Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee announced the establishment of a Sport and Recreation Sector Recovery Working Group.
The Office recommends that no further Walking for Pleasure group walks should be undertaken to comply with NSW Health’s social distancing guidelines.
Mental health and wellbeing will be bolstered in drought and bushfire-affected regional NSW communities through the new Mental Health Sports Fund, which will deliver $1.2 million in grants to 24 sports organisations providing tailored mental health programs.
The 61 year-old pavilion at Woodward Oval has been restored to its former glory, thanks to a collaboration of local and state government and sporting associations.