Sports organisations in the Goulburn electorate have shared in $4.6 million of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the grants would assist local sporting organisations as COVID-19 restrictions slowly ease.
“There has been significant uncertainty for sport in NSW, particularly in regional areas,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“We love our sport and this money will be a massive boost for regional sporting organisations, which not only help our communities stay active and healthy but also perform a vital role keeping people connected,”
“These grants will provide essential funds to help our organisations increase participation,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
- Goulburn District Junior Rugby League Inc $15,000 for installation of a storage shed at North Park
- Binalong Swimming Club Inc $1,930 for Provision of coach and first aid training courses
- Goulburn Pistol Club Inc $3,705 for installation of new colorbond flashing on the roof over the new trusses
- Crookwell Golf Club $1775 for provision of an introduction to golf program for seniors and females
- Southern Tablelands Football Association Inc $15,000 for construction of female change rooms
- Yass Netball Association Inc $4,500 for purchase of netball training equipment
- Murrumbateman Tennis Club $15,000 for upgrade of court lighting at Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds
- Yass Minor Rugby League Inc $3,462 to enable purchase of new training equipment
- Yass Lawn Tennis Club $1,000 for purchase of sight screens for improved visibility for players
- Boorowa Junior Rugby League Club $2000 for provision of accreditation courses for new coaches, referees and trainers
- Yass Polocrosse Club $1,900 for provision of a junior development clinic
- Murrumbateman Pony Club Inc $4,998 for purchase of ground screws for the cross country jumps at Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds
- Goulburn Amateur Swimming Club $4,850 for purchase of underwater camera, projector, kick boards, lap timers, snorkels and flippers
- Southern Highlands Carriage Club INC $7,500 for the upgrade of perimeter fencing at the Bundanoon Pony Club grounds
- Yass Netball Association Inc $1250 for the purchase of laptops to assist with club administration
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said 955 projects across NSW have been awarded funding as part of the Local Sport Grants Program.
“We are all looking forward to seeing community sport return to normal when it is safe to do so and this money will provide vital funds to help organisations be ready to resume as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted,” Mr Lee said.
“Some organisations will buy uniforms for kids to relieve financial pressures on families whilst others will increase female participation and leadership in sport.
“Women’s sport has experienced enormous success and growth both on and off the field in recent years and we want that momentum to be revived after the worst of COVID-19 has passed.”
The Local Sport Grants Program awards sporting organisations up to $20,000 for projects which focus on development and participation, access and facility development. For further information visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport