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2 divers diving off a platform =with the words, 'Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program grants'

Funding worth $865,946 will assist in delivering a variety of sport and active recreation events. These include national and international qualifying and championship events, a WAFL game in Geraldton, a Pride Swim Carnival, karate, judo and fencing competitions, plus championships of the fast-growing sport of golf croquet. All 26 events will contribute to a more exciting and lively local sporting calendar.

Administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the funding program comprises 3 categories: event projects, event hosting and the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme which supports organisations to conduct state league, national or international events in regional WA.

Funded events provide opportunities for talented Western Australian athletes, coaches and officials to participate at a national or international level in their home environment.

Opportunities are provided for the community to be involved in participation events, and sport and recreation festivals, or they can just get down and cheer on Western Australian representatives in the high-level events.

Program objectives include building the capacity and capability of the sport and recreation workforce and volunteers to plan, secure and deliver quality sport and active recreation events.

In this round, the following grants were awarded:

  • Diving WA: $50,000 towards the 2023 World Aquatics Continental Championships: Oceania Inc 2024 World Championships Team Qualification
  • Football Australia: $50,000 towards the 2023 Para National Championships
  • Australian Karate Federation WA: $22,500 towards the 2023 Karate National Championships
  • Badminton Association of WA: $50,000 towards the WA Para Badminton International 2023
  • Paddle Australia: $50,000 towards 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships
  • Fencing WA: $9000 towards the Australian Fencing Circuit Event Four
  • WA Ice Hockey Association: $34,227 towards the Kurt Defris 15U Bantams National Championships
  • WA Basketball Federation: $50,000 towards the NBL 1 National Finals
  • Judo WA: $50,000 towards the 2023 Oceania Open
  • Tennis West: $50,000 towards the Pro Tour Tennis Events
  • Pony Club WA: $50,000 towards the Pony Club Australia National Championships
  • Bowls Australia: $50,000 towards the - Bowls Australia Nationals
  • Swimming Mermaids: $26,100 towards Swim the Margaret River Wooditijup Bilya
  • Masters Swimming: $5500 toward the Pride Swim Carnival
  • Fremantle Rowing Club: $9000 toward the WA Indoor Rowing Championships 2023
  • Orienteering WA: $38,000 towards the Orienteering National Championships 2023
  • Town of Port Hedland: $14,370 towards the Ship to Shore event
  • Scarborough Beach Association: $48,965 toward the Groundswell Festival
  • WestCycle: $30,000 toward the Bonfire Gravel in Wongan Hills
  • Shire of Murray: $50,000 towards the 2023 UCI Masters Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships — Dwellingup 100
  • Kimberley Action Sports: $12,000 towards the 2023 Lake Argyle Adventure Race
  • Shire of Chapman Valley: $50,000 towards the Backroads Gravel: Fields of Gold
  • Shire of Carnarvon: $8000 towards the Gascoyne Games 2023
  • Australian Croquet Association: $28,284 towards the World Croquet Federation Over-50 Golf Croquet World Championship
  • East Fremantle Football Club: $15,000 toward a WAFL Geraldton Game
  • Professional Golfers Association of Australia: $15,000 toward the WA PGA Championship.

Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program


Page reviewed 27 February 2023