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Surf Clubs Encouraged to Apply for Cash Splash Ahead of Summer

Surf Clubs Encouraged to Apply for Cash Splash Ahead of Summer

As the sun begins to shine brighter and the temperature rises, the beach becomes the go-to destination for many Australians, especially on the Central Coast of New South Wales. With the promise of a hot Spring and Summer ahead, it’s crucial that our local surf life-saving clubs are fully prepared to safeguard the influx of beachgoers. Fortunately, Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, has announced an exciting opportunity for surf clubs to secure the funding they need to enhance their facilities.

The Surf Club Facility Program is now open for applications, offering a generous funding pool of $5.25 million to support the upgrade, restoration, or construction of surf club facilities across the Central Coast. This initiative aims to ensure that these clubs have modern, accessible, and purpose-built facilities to continue their essential work in keeping our communities safe.

Mr. Crouch emphasized the dedication of our local volunteer surf lifesavers and stressed the importance of supporting them. He stated, “Any support we can give them is extremely important.” This funding opportunity builds upon the significant investments made by the former Liberal and Nationals Government, underlining the commitment to enhancing surf club facilities for the safety and well-being of our beachgoers.

Surf clubs can apply for various funding streams, depending on the scale of their projects. Category 1 provides funding for facility improvements under $100,000, while Categories 2 and 3 cater to larger construction projects, with grants available for projects up to and above $500,000.

If your surf club is interested in securing this financial boost, you must act swiftly. Applications for Category 1 are due by Monday, 11 December 2023, and for Categories 2 and 3, the deadline is Wednesday, 31 January 2024. This presents a fantastic opportunity for surf clubs to enhance their facilities and continue their crucial role in keeping our shores safe during the upcoming warmer months.

Don’t miss out on the chance to ensure the safety and well-being of beachgoers this summer. Apply for the Surf Club Facility Program today and give your club the resources it needs to thrive. Together, we can make our beaches even safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

Surf Clubs Encouraged to Apply for Cash Splash Ahead of Summer