Cape Winelands sport federations boosted by funding handover
On Monday, 12 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport embarked on the first of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province.
Monday’s ceremony saw Minister Anroux Marais handing over a total of R1 780 000 to the Cape Winelands District Sport Council in Robertson. This funding will assist with administration, development, capacity building support and ad-hoc funding, as well as major events, to enable the 31 affiliated sport federations to fulfill their mandate of developing and promoting their respective codes and clubs in the region.
As part of the build-up to the 2023 Netball World Cup, the Langeberg Municipality also received an additional amount of R800 000 at the ceremony to upgrade the netball facilities at the Robertson sportsground.
During the keynote address, Minister Marais said, “Together with our valued stakeholders in the district sport councils and various municipalities, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has worked around the clock this past year to proactively respond to the unprecedented circumstances with innovative solutions as we understand that sport and recreation promote an ethos of lifelong activity and foregrounds social inclusion, wellness and expose youth to an environment that provides a healthy alternative to the social ills plaguing our society.”
A total of approximately R12.9 million will be handed over to 145 affiliated sport federations across the province during this process. The next handover will take place in the West Coast region in Saldanha on 13 April 2021