Surf Club Facility Grants Announced

The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Gabrielle Upton, has announced $2 million in funding today to improve facilities as part of the NSW Government's Surf Club Facility Grant Program.

Twelve Surf Life Saving Clubs will receive much-needed funding for upgrades to their facilities. Projects funded include renovating clubhouses, installing sun shelters, improving amenities, increasing storage facilities and installing disabled access.

SLSNSW welcomes this funding announcement by the NSW Government, which recognises the tremendous contribution of our members by supporting them with vital funding for their facilities.

Tony Haven, Surf Life Saving NSW President, said surf lifesaving volunteers contribute more than 550,000 hours each season keeping the public safe on NSW beaches.

“Our dedicated volunteers, ordinary men and women who give up their time to protect the public, deserve to have safe and appropriate facilities in which to train and store vital rescue equipment," said Mr Haven.

"We are extremely pleased to see the NSW Government recognise the tremendous contribution of our members by supporting them in this way."

Ms Upton said, “On behalf of the NSW Government I thank everyone involved in the surf life saving movement for their commitment and dedication and wish everyone a fantastic summer.”

View the Minister's announcement and the list of successful recipients for the 2014 Surf Club Facility Grant Program.

Mon 6 Jan 2014