The Rebooting Gymnastics Grants are part of Gymnastics WA’s overall commitment to supporting clubs in their recovery from the COVID-19 shutdowns and assisting with re-building club membership. The grants offered a unique opportunity for clubs to reboot their programs by implementing a project that will assist with bringing members back into the sport or recruiting new participants into club programs. Gymnastics WA would like to congratulate the following the clubs on successfully receiving grant funding:
- Vital Gymnastics
- Southern Gymstars
- Tom Price Gymnastics Club
- Contemporary Gymnastics Academy
- The Academy of Gymnastics
- Star-Mites Gymnastics
- Gascoyne Gymnastics Club
- Roleystone Gymnastics Clubs
- Swan Districts Gymnastics Club
The Gymnastics WA Rebooting Grants are a part of Gymnastics WA Rebooting Gymnastics Action Plan which also included an investment into developing a Strategic Marketing Plan, reduction to Athlete Membership Fees in 2020, Gym Warriors Portable Program development, Telethon Family Fun Festival, 50% reduction to Beginner and Intermediate Coaching Courses.
Community and Club Engagement Manager Mitchell Collins said "The ability for our Member Clubs to re-engage with their local communities after closures due to COVID-19 is paramount in our ability to reboot the sport of gymnastics. Our Member Clubs provide opportunities for the wider community to participate in a wide range of gymnastics programs and we believe these grants will assist our clubs in not only remaining sustainable but also growing into the future."
Gymnastics WA provided a total of $26,630.17 of funding to support a range of projects including, website development, coach development, community activation, marketing and introducing new club programs. Gymnastics WA utilised its Sector Support for Resilient Sport and Recreation funding received from DLGSC and Lotterywest to assist the association in rebooting gymnastics post COVID-19.