MEDIA RELEASE - Maitland Sports Clubs - APPLY NOW for your share of $50,000

Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison MP is encouraging local sporting groups to apply for their share of a $50,000 funding pool allocated to the area through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.

Ms Aitchison encouraged Maitland organisations to make the most of the opportunity to secure funding for worthy projects that benefited the sporting community.

“This program always attracts strong interest so I encourage sporting clubs to act now and start preparing their grant submissions,” Ms Aitchison said.

Applicants need to demonstrate how their proposed project will address at least one of these objectives:

  • Increase regular and ongoing participation in sport

  • Increase participation and access for women, girls or population groups with low rates of participation

  • Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity

  • Assist sport clubs to provide quality service to their members and meet community needs.

“The Local Sport Grants Program has a focus on encouraging participation in sport and physical activity, which contributes to happiness, health and wellbeing,” Ms Aitchison said.

The maximum requested amounts available are:

  • Sport Development $2,000

  • Sport Event $5,000

  • Sport Access $5,000

  • Sport Facility $15,000

The minimum requested amount available for all project types is $500.

“Fourteen Maitland sporting organisations were granted funds in the 2019-2020 round of Local Sports Grants,” Ms Aitchison said. “It is fantastic to see such a diverse range of activities given the chance to improve and grow, thanks to this program.”

The successful applicants from the 2019-2020 funding round included: East Maitland Athletic and Little Athletics Centre Inc; Endeavour Rowing Club; Hunter Valley Football Referees Association; Lochinvar Rovers Football Club Inc; Lorn Park Bowls, Sports & Recreation Club Ltd; Maitland Basketball Association; Maitland Meteors Softball Club Inc; Maitland Pickers Rugby League Club Inc; Maitland Senior and Little Athletics Club Inc; Maitand Touch Association Inc; Metford Cobras Football Club; North United Wolves Soccer Club Inc; Thornton Junior Football Club Inc and Western Suburbs Rugby League Football Club Maitland Inc.

Applications close on 7 October 2020 at 5pm. All applicants will be notified of outcomes in January 2021.

For more information about the program, visit