State sporting associations thrive with funding

State sporting associations thrive with funding

download (13)A calisthenics mentoring program, a Kung Fu State tournament and software to map football players are just some of the new projects funded by the State Government under the latest round of the State Sporting Association (SSA) Annual Grants Scheme.


Announcing the successful recipients today, Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said $169,365 would go towards 17 projects across a range of codes.


“These grants allow State sporting associations to apply for extra financial help for new projects which support the growth of sport for the Western Australian community,” Ms Davies said.


“This grants scheme is important to help new sporting projects get off the ground.”


This is the second and final round of the grants scheme for 2014-15 and a total of $400,000 has been allocated to 38 State sporting associations.


The funding allows State sporting associations to grow their sport in one of six areas:  participation, people development, industry development, organisational development, high performance or hosting an event.

Some projects funded in this round include:
  • Dragon Boating WA Inc – to host the 2015 Australian Dragon Boat Championships
  • Boxing WA – State team development program
  • Western Australian Fencing Association – development of fencing champions
  • West Australian Football Commission –  regional roadshow
  • Motorcycling Australia Western Australia – to develop a quality club program
  • Surfing Western Australia – to implement innovative communication solutions for surfing
  • Calisthenics WA – for a coach mentoring program.

The Minister said the grants were another way to keep WA’s sport and recreation industry vibrant.


“Strong sporting bodies are how we help build stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities,” she said.

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