Building new facilities
As part of the Rudd Government's Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, sporting clubs and facilities in Lingiari are benefiting from Federal funding for new sports facilities or refurbishment of existing facilities. Some of these projects include:
- $100,000 to construct a facilities block at the Belyuen sports oval
- $110,000 for earthworks at the Chicken Oval in Wadeye
- Over $35,000 for the upgrade of the Batchelor tennis and basketball courts
- $50,000 for the Ngukurr Sports Oval upgrade
In addition to this, the construction of new Multi Purpose Halls and Covered Outdoor Learning Areas at Lingiari schools as part of the Building the Education Revolution program will make it easier and more fun for kids to enjoy sport while at school, as well as injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.
For full details of how your Lingiari community is benefiting from the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, please click here.
Supporting Aboriginal sport
Individuals and organisations seeking funding for sporting events, programs and activities for Indigenous Australians in Lingiari are able to apply for funding from the Government's Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program. Federal funds are administered by the Australian Sports Commission to in turn fund successful applicants to run programs which involve Indigenous participants.
For more information on applying for grants, please click here.
Grants for young athletes
Playing sport is a great way to have fun and stay healthy, but Warren and the Rudd Government realise that sometimes it can be expensive to get fully involved, especially for Australians living in remote areas like Lingiari.
That's why budding sports stars in Lingiari will have double the chance to tap into the Australian Government's Local Sporting Champions fund.
$25,000 is available for younger athletes wanting to compete in state and national events, and 26 individual grants up to $500 and four team grants up to $3000 can be made.
To be eligible for individual grants and teams, Australians aged between 12-18 years must have to travel more than 250km to compete in endorsed state or national sporting competition, or national school sport competitions. The grants can be used to meet travel costs, accommodation, uniforms or equipment. Grants are also open to young coaches, umpires and referees.
More detail on the Local Sporting Champions program is available from the Australian Sports Commission.