The Local Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSIF) is open again for the 2023-24 financial year, backed by up to $5 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. With this grant, each sports lighting project may be eligible for up to $250,000 of funding.
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. Unlike other energy saving contractors, the team at Next Generation Sports Lighting are sports lighting specialists who have successfully delivered a multitude of LED tennis lighting projects across Australia, including high-profile LED floodlighting projects at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Tennis Australia's Albert Reserve facility and across various locations with the Victorian Tennis Academy. Our lighting solutions aim to provide high-quality, compliant and energy-efficient sports lighting to a variety of sporting facilities, including tennis clubs, lawn bowling greens and netball courts.
Over the years, we have helped local clubs expand their member base and reach within their respective communities by providing high-quality, compliant lighting. We also have extensive experience working with LGA's at every stage of a lighting project, therefore we understand all the 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.
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 2023-24 LSIF close on the 13th of December 2023.