Sports federations across the province boosted by funds
Over the past month, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais travelled across the province to hand over funding to sporting federations and municipalities to support their activities and major events for the coming year.
A total of R11 062 000 was handed over to sporting federations as follows:
West Coast: R510 000
Overberg: R920 000
Metro: R4 172 000
Eden: R2 975 000
Central Karoo: R560 000
Cape Winelands: R1 925 000
These funds are given to assist federations with their administration, development and hosting of major events. A further total amount of R2 049 000.00 was handed over to the Witzenberg, Stellenbosch and George municipalities to assist with upgrading of existing facilities in their areas. Sporting clubs on the Club Development Programme also received equipment to support them in their activities.
Minister Marais said: “As we build up to the 2023 Netball World Cup, we are supporting our sporting federations and municipalities in the work that they do to promote sport in their regions and in offering communities the opportunity to participate safely in sport. We are committed to ensuring the Western Cape becomes the centre of sporting excellence in the country.”
The department continues to support affiliated sporting federations in the province to continue the work they are doing.
Acting Spokesperson to Minister Anroux Marais
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