Migrant groups, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Gilmore will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at ensuring all Australians can participate in sport and physical activity.
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan welcomed the allocation of $300,000 in funding for The South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation.
It is one of 57 successful recipients selected for the Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity program.
The $19 million initiative is designed to strengthen communities through participation.
"The South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation was identified as serving an important role in bridging the divide and encouraging social inclusion across Gilmore," Senator Molan said.
"This organisation and others like it continue to play a vital role as we strive toward being more inclusive."
All projects that have been awarded funding were recommended by the Department of Health.
The program will also target female sporting groups.
Minister for Youth and Sport, Richard Colbeck said sport and physical activity is a key element to a stronger, more resilient and connected life.
"This is even more important as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic," Minister Colbeck said.
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