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New grants available for swimming programs in Durack

The Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging local community groups to apply fornew swimming grants.

The grants will enable or improve opportunities for organisations with the capability to provide or facilitate the provision of swimming and aquatics activities including but not limited to learn to swim, water safety, aquatics fitness or play and competitive swimming programs and activities. The
grants may, for example, assist people with disabilities and or from diverse backgrounds, to enjoy this great Aussie past-time.

Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program allows organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $10,000 and has been delivered as part of the Morrison Government’s $28.9 million Move It AUS – Participation Grants Program.

“Swimming is a big part of our way of life in Durack and is a great way to stay active and healthy at any age,” Ms Price said.

“However, some people in our community need a bit of extra support to be able to enjoy the benefits of swimming, particularly if they have a disability or don’t have a strong swimming culture in their family. These new Community Swimming Grants provide a great opportunity for local community groups to get funding to share the love of swimming with more people in Durack,” Ms Price said.

This Morrison Government initiative is aiming to make swimming as accessible as possible so more Australians could benefit from sport and physical activity. Within this program, grants may be used to subsidise the costs associated with delivering swimming and aquatic activities such as entry
fees, lane hire or membership fees.

The Move It AUS Participation Grant Program is already delivering 62 projects across the country to provide great new ways to get more Australians moving.

For more information and to apply for Swimming Australia’s Community Swimming Grants Program, go to
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