Grants to support Canberrans getting active and connecting back to nature

Applications for the 2020 Nature Play Grants program are now open, with applicants able to apply for amounts up to $15,000.

The Nature Play Grants program is 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.

Whilst the ACT has the highest sport participation rates in the country, 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.

The 2020 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.

The program encourages 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 anytime and anywhere.

Applications for the Nature Play Grants Program will close on Monday, 6 April 2020. For more information or to apply visit the Sport and Recreation website at

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