The 2022 UCI Road World Championships are a landmark event for Wollongong presenting a major opportunity to showcase the region, develop the sport and attract a new generation of cyclists.
Long after the excitement of the Championships has passed, its success will be judged by the legacy it leaves for our future.
The Local Organising Committee, Wollongong 2022 in collaboration with the NSW Government has developed a Legacy Plan and associated partnership program to engage with the wider community to help deliver a long-lasting event legacy.
The overall objectives of the Legacy Plan are:
Sport and Active Recreation: Increase opportunities for participation in cycling.
Transport: Support initiatives that increase opportunities for people to ride a bike (for active transport).
Policy: Maximising the event platform to further policy matters to support cycling.
Education: Support educational programs that will develop all facets of cycling.
Tourism: Assist achieve a UCI Bike City designation for Wollongong.
People: Develop the skills of event organisers, event approval authorities and sport volunteers to support future events.
Partnerships: Provide a platform to galvanise the community interest and support to deliver legacy as part of the W2022.
Grant applications must address at least one of these objectives.
Total funding available for this Program is up to $150,000 in 2020/2021 and a further round of this grant program will be conducted in 2021/2022
Funding is available for projects in the Illawarra Region being Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Wollondilly, Wingecarribee and Shoalhaven Local Government areas that align with the objectives of the Wollongong 2022 Legacy Plan.
FUNDING FOR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS:
- The maximum grant amount available is $20,000
- The minimum grant amount available is $2,000 Organisations must contribute at least 50% of cost of the project. This can be a financial contribution or through use of voluntary labour, donated materials and/or equipment or other resources directly related to the project.
Office of Sport website: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/wollongong-2022-legacy
Legacy Plan: https://wollongong2022.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Wollongong-2022-Legacy-Plan.pdf
A face-to-face Partnership Program information session will be held at Corrimal Community Centre
on 18 February 2021 from 5:45pm to 6:30pm to provide further details about the