POLITICS

New grants to get people in the swim

GRANTS up to $10,000 are now available to enable or improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy swimming.

Community Swimming Grants are part of the federal government’s $29-million Move It AUS Participation Grants program.

Announcing the grants federal member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said that swimming was a great way to stay active and healthy at any age.

“Some people need extra support to enjoy the benefits of swimming, particularly if they have a disability or don’t have a strong swimming culture in their family’” he said.

“The new grants provide an opportunity for community groups share the Australian love of swimming with more people.”

Grants may be used to subsidise 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.

More information and application details can be obtained from www. swimming.org.au/community-swimming-grants.

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