by Kaitlin Tyrrell

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Community TAB is excited to announce a new opportunity for metropolitan and regional sporting clubs in WA, launching an initiative allowing clubs to receive grants of up to $2,000.

Community TAB will provide two grassroots clubs with a grant each month to further support the sport and recreation industry in WA.

RWWA Chief Executive Officer Ian Edwards said the additional grants represent a great opportunity for sporting clubs in need of financial assistance.

“Grassroots sports play an important role in building community across WA, producing a myriad of physical and mental health benefits for participants,” Mr Edwards said.

“We recognise it takes a lot of resources to keep these clubs running, especially while so many communities have been impacted by COVID-19, so we are aiming to provide support through what has been a challenging time for many.”

“RWWA has proudly supported local sport for many years through its Community TAB partnerships, as well as state-wide fundraising and grants programs, and we are excited to further this commitment.”

Community TAB has a long-standing partnership with SportWest, the peak industry body for sport in Western Australia, and SportWest Chief Executive Officer Rob Thompson said the Community TAB sports grants is a great opportunity for sporting clubs to receive some extra funding.

“Sport is about people, their wellbeing and the communities in which we live, and has the power to connect and bring diverse communities together while fostering pride and a sense of belonging,” Mr Thompson said.

“It is an essential part of the Western Australian way of life, helping to strengthen social connections, support local economies and improve physical and mental health outcomes.”

“SportWest acknowledges and appreciates the valuable community investment from Community TAB.”

This is the second sports grants program Community TAB has funded. From 2017 to 2019 the first Community TAB sports grants program saw $168,000 of grants provided to 25 metropolitan and 27 regional clubs.

Applications are open for all WA sporting clubs, allowing communities from all corners of the State to apply for financial support.

Sporting clubs can apply for a grant here. Terms and Conditions apply and can be viewed here.