Football clubs in South Australia that have been affected by the recent bushfires will be able to apply for a special grant.
The State Government led by Premier Steven Marshall, will provide recovery assistance to South Australian communities that have been ravaged by the catastrophic bushfires.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for sporting clubs in need, to help the rebuilding process.
These payments will be available immediately and can be used for initiatives such as replacing destroyed equipment.
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Corey Wingard claimed the grants are a vital source of help to organisations faced with the challenging task of cleaning up and rebuilding.
“These fires have been devastating for so many communities with lives, homes and livestock tragically lost,” the Minister said.
“Community facilities have also been affected with damage feared at up to 20 sporting clubs following both the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island fires.
In many communities across the State, these clubs play a much larger role than simply facilitating sporting events.
As a government we want to do everything we can to support these communities to help with the rebuilding process.
It will take time but we are committed to ensuring the process is as smooth and pain-free as possible and we are focused on making sure these sporting clubs can get back on their feet and continue to serve their broader communities.”
Any sporting association affected by the recent fires can apply for the grant at https://ORSR.smartygrants.com.au/Bushfire or call 1300 714 990.