Second round of Asian Cup Legacy Funding now open

MANNING football clubs can apply for grants under the second round of Asian Cup Legacy Funding which opened this week.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the $4.1 million fund will help deliver better community facilities to local football clubs across NSW.

“I encourage local football clubs to apply for up to 50 per cent of the cost of building amenities or upgrading facilities, with a funding contribution of $50,000 - $150,000 per project,” Mr Ayres said.

“We know that improving local sports infrastructure helps build stronger communities and improves participation among children and adults alike.”

The $4.1 million NSW Asian Cup Legacy Fund is a joint initiative of the NSW Government, Football NSW and Northern NSW Football. Sixteen clubs successfully applied for $1.8 million in grants during the first round of 2016/17 applications.

More than 1000 affiliated football clubs are now eligible for more than $2.3 million in funding for round two 2017/18 applications.

 “Projects that are eligible include upgrades or developments to existing pitches, amenities and facilities, including irrigation, seating, canteens, lights, fencing, change rooms and storage spaces,” Northern NSW Football chief executive David Eland said.

Football Mid North Coast chairman Mike Parsons said improving facilities for players and spectators in the area is a major priority.

Applications close March 2. More information can be found at https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants