SPORTS clubs and organisations across South Australia can now apply for a share in $4 million to upgrade and build female change rooms.
This is the first round of $10 million allocated to the state government's Female Facilities Program.
The program is open to not-for-profit sport clubs, associations and community organisations, who can apply for a maximum of $500,000 to build the change rooms.
Latest data from the Office of Recreation and Sport shows about 150,000 girls and women are registered with sporting clubs in South Australia and many sporting clubs and many women’s sports teams in South Australia are forced to use male change rooms, car parks, offices or other areas at sports grounds.
Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell said women and girls who play sport should have access to exactly the same level of facilities as boys and men.
“Having female change rooms at sporting clubs sends an important message to women and girls they are welcome and wanted.
“I have spoken to many young female players who tell me first-hand how hard it is to change into their uniforms at their current clubs with many having to change in their car before a game.
Applications close October 31. For more information visit www.ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/womens_facilities_program