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Aerial view of a sailing regatta with text:  Sport and Recreation Events Funding Grants Program

35 events have received a boost totalling $1,193,119 in the 2024/25 round of the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program.

Administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the program supports sport and active recreation organisations to plan, secure and deliver sport and mass participation events in Western Australia.

The recipients are staging events which involve a varied mix of activities and sports such as running, swimming, surfing, skating, wrestling, water polo, tenpin bowling, kiteboarding, badminton, and cycling. The Australian Deaf Sports Federation also received funding to create a business case for hosting the Australian Deaf Gam es in WA and Pride Western Australia received funding to produce a bid book for Perth’s application to host the Gay Games.

Funding in this program can be used towards helping organisations develop a strategic event plan or an event tender bid, but most applicants use the grants to support running a local, national or international pinnacle event or a mass public participation event. In regional WA, the funding can provide support to conduct high level event competition at a state, national or international level or sporting initiatives outside of Perth.

The recipients of the 2024/25 Sport and Recreation Events Funding are:

The starting line of the Red Dirt Backyard Ultra in Karratha.

Photo: Red Dirt Backyard Ultra, Karratha was a previous recipient of the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program

Get more information on the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023