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ACT Government opens applications for the 2020 Nature Play Grants program

ACT Government opens applications for the 2020 Nature Play Grants program
February 28, 2020

Grants of up to $15,000 under the ACT Government’s Nature Play Grants program - designed to provide financial assistance to eligible organisations, programs and initiatives to support the participation of active lifestyle programs and services for the Canberra community – are now open.

With the ACT having the highest sport participation rates in the country, there are many initiatives supported by the ACT Government to break down barriers to participation, especially for women and girls.

However, traditional sports don’t always meet the needs of Canberra’s diverse community and meeting the daily physical activity recommendations can be a challenge. Between work, school and family commitments, maintaining a consistent routine that involves exercise can be difficult.

This year the grants program will focus on applications that create opportunities for different preferences and changing lifestyles and that aim to support areas of the community that may have been previously under-represented.

I encourage applicants to think outside the courts and explore ways for the community to use Canberra’s great outdoor areas to get fit, play, go on adventures and socialise.

Nature Play Grants Program will close on Thursday 27th March 2020.

For more information or to apply visit the ACT Sport and Recreation website at www.sport.act.gov.au/grants/nature-play-grants-program

Image top courtesy of Nature Play CBR - an ACT Government initiative established to increase the time children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature and image above

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