The government will provide $150m over the next five years to help ensure ns stay active.The federal government will provide more than $150 million over the next five years to support grassroots sport and help ensure ns stay active.
More than $40 million has been allocated in the federal budget to expand the Sporting Schools Program to 5200 primary schools and 500 secondary schools over the next two years, providing free sport-based activities for students.
Community sporting facilities will get a boost through 500 infrastructure development grants of up to $500,000 each, and nearly $30 million will be given to various National Sporting Organisations over four years to increase participation in sport.
The n Sports Commission will get $20 million over four years to fund sporting organisations and athletes; while nearly $12 million will go to the Local Sporting Champions program to help young ns compete at state, national and international events.
More than $10 million will be spent on improving anti-doping and drug testing activities and $6 million has been set aside over four years to develop the Safe Sports program and a national sports injury database.
And $3.4 million over four years will be spent on the AusPlay national sport and physical activity participation survey to understand the nation’s activity habits.
Measure were also announced to allow older ns to remain healthy for longer.
But there was scant detail on specific spending for the burgeoning area of women’s sport, although some programs were announced for women’s health and well-being.
A more detailed government sports plan is scheduled to be released later this year.