Pegasus, a not-for-profit community organisation help people with disabilities develop fitness and boost confidence through horse riding will see upgrades and accessibility improvements to their facilities thanks to a $48,000 grant from the Liberal-National government.

The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is upgrading local facilities across Australia and the ACT, helping to drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the Liberal-National Government is committed to supporting local organisations like Pegasus, that encourage Canberrans who otherwise may not have access to sport to get involved, have a go, and enjoy the wider health and social benefits that being involved in sport brings.

“It is a key priority of our government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport, and I will continue to push to ensure our local sporting groups in Canberra are invested in, to upgrade the facilities of our local clubs and encourage more Canberrans to get involved and get active.”

“Pegasus offers a unique experience for people with disabilities in Canberra to participate in, building their fitness and this grant will upgrade the safety and accessibility of their facilities, by providing new wheelchair ramps and handrails, wheelchair accessible doors on the office building, and outdoor safety lighting and emergency lighting at the front and rear of buildings.”

“A stronger economy means the Liberal National Government is able to make this investment in Pegasus, and other investments in our local sporting clubs across the ACT.”

“This funding for community sports infrastructure builds on the grants already delivered across the ACT to the Molonglo Juggernauts, Canberra Netball Association, Southlands Tennis Club and Arawang Netball Association, continuing the strong investment from the Liberal-National Government in the ACT,” Senator Seselja concluded.