Date: November 10, 2014
Author: Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Sport and Recreation

Government funding available to support NSW Sport

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres has announced the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Events Program (SREP) is now open for applications.

“This program provides funding to help attract and support financially viable sporting events in NSW,” Mr Ayres said.

“We want to help sports attract international and national sporting events to NSW so our talented athletes, officials and coaches can develop their skills through participation.

“We also want to support events that encourage mass participation in organised physical activity and to support events that provide participation opportunities at community level,” Mr Ayres added.

The SREP is open to sports organisations looking to stage international, national or community events throughout NSW in 2015.

The SREP is a competitive grant program with applications assessed against the following criteria:

  • the relevant project objective
  • the need for the event
  • the capacity of the organisation to deliver the event
  • the budget is cost effective
  • the benefit of the event in the long and short term

Under the SREP, eligible organisations may apply for multiple event types, however the maximum available to any one organisation under the program is $30,000 in a financial year.

Grants are capped at:

  • $30,000 for international sporting events
  • $15,000 for national championships
  • $10,000 for community events

Applicants must also contribute 50 per cent or more to the staging of the event, which may include “in kind” support.

For more information and to apply visit  or phone 13 13 02.

Applications open on 5 November 2014 and close 30 January 2015.