There's no denying that the last two years have been a challenging time for Victorians and for Victorian community sports. Now that sporting clubs have resumed normal activity, the Victorian Government has introduced the 2022 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund (LSIF), backed by up to $30 million from the recent state budget.
The LSIF will financially support the upgrade of sporting infrastructure, which includes the Community sports lighting funding stream. This aims to encourage more Victorians to participate in sporting activities and boost local economies. The various physical, mental and social benefits of being physically active and participating in local sports have been well-documented within individuals. Additionally, sporting facilities that are high-quality, accessible, well-designed and sustainable supports the development of healthy, active and connected communities.
Why Next Generation Sports Lighting is perfect for the LSIF
The team at Next Generation Sports Lighting has had over 35 years' experience in the sports lighting industry. Our founders have seen firsthand how lighting up local sports facilities increases the quality and ease of use of these areas, leading to greater participation opportunities and increased local economic activity.
The LSIF's community sports lighting funding stream aligns perfectly with the products and services that Next Generation provides. The team at Next Generation Sports Lighting have successfully delivered a multitude of LED tennis lighting projects across Australia and has helped local clubs expand its member base and reach within their communities by providing high-quality, compliant lighting. We also have extensive experience working with LGA's at every stage of a lighting project we understand steps required to help local clubs secure council and government funding. View some of our past projects here.
The HAWKeye LED lights
Our HAWKeye LED lights have been a staple among Victorian tennis courts for several years, and increase energy efficiency by 60% when compared to traditional metal halide lights. As the LSIF only accepts lighting proposals that use LED luminaires, our market-leading, designed-for-tennis HAWKeyes are the perfect option for clubs hoping to take advantage of the LSIF. The HAWKeyes are not only cost and energy efficient, but they are also easy to install and provide high quality, fully compliant on-court lighting.
The LSIF's community sports lighting funding stream supports the installation of LED sports lighting. The requirements for application of this stream are as follows:
Number of applications: Unlimited up to $250k per LGA
Maximum total grant amount per applicant: Up to $250k
Project types eligible for funding: LED Lighting
Each project requires a separate application
How to apply
The team at Next Generation Sports Lighting can help your club out with any information required for clubs hoping to obtain funding from the 2022 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. Contact us here for any queries on the LSIF.
Local clubs and organisations are also advised to contact their LGA if they wish to express interest and seek support from the LSIF. Further information can be found on the Sport and Recreation Victoria website.
Applications for the 2022 LSIF close at 5pm on the 12th of July 2022.