Applications for the fourth round of Northern NSW Football’s Facilities Fund are now open.
Northern NSW Football’s Facilities Fund was established in 2019 and aligns with the NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy.
The fund has seen NNSWF invest $714,928 in community football infrastructure projects since its inception, with partner funding of $848,199 taking the total project value to $1,563,127.
These 14 projects have supported more than 6,500 players, referees, coaches and volunteers and have included lighting, amenities and field upgrades.
The Facilities Fund was established in order to assist football clubs to partner with local stakeholders such as Local Government Authorities, state government, schools, other sports and relevant landowners to:
- Improve the football experience for players, referees, coaches and volunteers
- Provide opportunities for more participants to play more football more often
- Improve the safety of community facilities
- Provide inclusive football opportunities within clubs
- Improve security at community football facilities
Northern NSW Football Community Football Manager Ross Hicks said funding came from a portion of player registration fees, with football money going back into helping football clubs.
“The Facilities Fund provides clubs another avenue to seek significant funding for facility projects and in turn increase participation, improve safety and security, assist in building stronger communities through football and improve the overall football experience for their members and stakeholders,” Hicks said.
“We would particularly encourage clubs from the Football Far North Coast and North Coast Football regions that have been impacted by the devastating flood disaster earlier this year to make an application.
“We have seen the positive impacts the fund has already had on clubs and their facilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for clubs. Please don’t miss out.”
Applications opened on Wednesday 1 June, with applications to close on Friday 15 July.
Successful applications will be announced in August to coincide with the Future of Football roadshow.
NNSWF is committed to improving places to play, a focus area set out in its Play On Strategic Plan. NNSWF’s goal is to increase the number of football facilities that are fit for purpose, welcoming and support the growth of the game.
For more information or help in making an application contact NNSWF Community Football Manager Ross Hicks (4941 7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org)