Learn to swim
Emerton Leisure Centre has teamed up with AUSTSWIM NSW to host two intensive learn-to-swim programs for up to 40 indigenous school age children during the holidays.
Each program will run for five days with 30-minute lessons for each child daily.
The children will be taught swimming skills, water safety and survival skills.
Funded by AUSTSWIM NSW, the program flows on from the Indigenous Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course delivered by AUSTSWIM at Emerton pool in July this year.
Grant targets sport
The state government is offering grants to groups and councils planning new and improved sports facilities or programs that increase participation in sport and recreation.
Grants are capped at $10,000 for participation projects and $25,000 for facility projects.
Organisations may apply for multiple projects or project types, with the maximum available to any one organisation in a financial year capped at $50,000.
Applicants must contribute 50 per cent or more to the project.
"I encourage them to make the most of this to secure a grant for their projects - whether it's new netball courts, shading at a swimming pool or a special tournament for disadvantaged young people," Londonderry MP Bart Bassett said.
Round one applications on October 30.
Details: 131 302 or visit dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants.