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 Wannon and is a great way to stay active and healthy at any age,” Mr Tehan 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."
Minister for Youth and Sport Richard Colbeck said the initiative aimed to make swimming as accessible as possible.
“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 Morrison Government has a plan to make Australia the world’s most active and healthy nation. To do that, we need to break down the barriers that limit Australians from being more active.”