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Ministerial media release: Local football clubs set to benefit from $4.1 million NSW Asian Cup Legacy Fund

November 2017

Grassroots football clubs are being invited to apply for grants under the second round of Asian Cup Legacy Funding which opens today. 

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the $4.1 million fund will help deliver better community facilities to local football clubs across NSW. 

“I encourage local football clubs to apply for up to 50 per cent of the cost of building amenities or upgrading facilities, with a funding contribution of $50,000 - $150,000 per project,” Mr Ayres said. 

“We know that improving local sports infrastructure helps build stronger communities and improves participation amongst children and adults alike.” 

The $4.1 million NSW Asian Cup Legacy Fund is a joint initiative of the NSW Government, Football NSW and Northern NSW Football. Sixteen clubs successfully applied for $1.8 million in grants during the first round of 2016/17 applications. 

More than 1,000 affiliated football clubs are now eligible for more than $2.3 million in funding for round two 2017/18 applications. 

Football NSW Chief Executive Stuart Hodge said; “The decision to allocate a surplus from the Asian Cup competition to community football improves the overall experience for the 765,000 football participants in NSW through social, health, educational and cultural benefits.” 

Northern NSW Football Chief Executive David Eland said; “Projects that are eligible include upgrades or developments to existing pitches, amenities and facilities, including irrigation, seating, canteens, lights, fencing, change rooms and storage spaces.” 

Applications close 2 March 2018. More information can be found at sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants.  

Vanessa Grimm 0419 744 236 I Minister Ayres
Mark Stravroulakis 02 8814 4416 I Football NSW
David Eland 0401 258 986 I Northern NSW Football