Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

14 October 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Sport and Recreation

Support for our sports sector keeps Tasmanians in jobs

The Tasmanian Government has provided significant support to the sport and recreation sector throughout COVID-19, in recognition of the big role the sector plays in bringing communities together.

I am proud that our Government has been able to provide funding of over $2.9 million to support the sector, which has helped keep Tasmanians employed and assisted clubs and organisations to resume competition in a COVID Safe way.

Tranche One of our COVID-19 Sports and Recreation Assistance Package kept more than 180 Tasmanian sporting administrators in work despite the loss of revenues from the postponement of competitions.

Today I am pleased to announce that Tranche Two has now closed and 431 organisations have been approved for grants to help them return to play with more than $900,000 allocated directly to clubs.

Having attended many sporting matches over the last few months, I have seen first-hand what this support has meant to clubs across all sporting codes. Our Government understands the impact COVID-19 has had on the state’s sporting community and I thank everyone for their patience and commitment during this challenging time.

I would also like to wish all the Tasmanian teams set to compete in finals over the coming weeks the best of luck.

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