There’s not long left to go for Football NSW clubs to apply for funding as part of the Let’s Light Up Football campaign.
This is a campaign which is open to Football NSW affiliated clubs and associations, together with local councils and schools. They are able to apply and receive funding which will go towards improving lighting for community pitches across the state.
Football NSW has provided all the relevant details for anyone who has yet to apply for funding which will enhance the ability to train and play under safe conditions:
“The fund will provide up to 20% of a floodlighting project with a maximum of $20,000 available per project. The project will also need confirmed approval from the relevant local government authority as part of the eligibility criteria.”
“Once again $300,000 worth of funding will be made available to Member Associations and Clubs with the opportunity to upgrade lighting to a safe and suitable standard for the community and most importantly increase the capacity of open space through the provision of night training and games, throughout NSW.”
Football NSW Chief Executive Stuart Hodge spoke about the key campaign which still has a couple weeks to go.
“We are excited to once again inject funding into the local football community across NSW,” he said.
“The recent state-wide facilities audit highlighted that 32% of the fields in NSW don’t have floodlighting and 42% of fields with lighting are below the minimum Australian Standards of 50 lux. This campaign aims to address this issue by providing participants with a safe and welcoming environment”.
This campaign has been open by Football NSW since the 30th of April and closes on the 15th of July at 4pm.