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Funding on the way to disability sporting organisations


The Australian Government is providing National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability (NSODs) with $17 million in grants to encourage more sport participation. 

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NSODs including Special Olympics, Transplant Australia, Deaf Australia and others are among the 55 national organisations who will receive a share from the $17.26 million fund pool.

Sports Minister, Richard Colbeck said the funding will help sporting organisations provide certainty as they recover from the impact of Covid.

“Last financial year sports were given greater flexibility on how they could use their core participation funding allocations. In many instances this funding helped sporting organisations remain viable,” he said.

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According to the minister, funding can be used to assist sports in several ways such as developing new programs to meet the needs of sporting participants to ensure safe access to affordable equipment or by providing professional development opportunities to up-skill community volunteers.