Sporting groups and clubs benefit from grants

A NUMBER of not-for-profit sports clubs, sporting groups, community organisations and Shoalhaven City Council have gained funding as part of the NSW government’s Participation and Facility Grant Program.

The Participation and Facility Grant Program provides funding for local initiatives that encourage people to be more active on a regular basis.

South Coast MP Shelley Hancock said by assisting to fund the development of local sport facilities, the NSW government was investing in the health and wellbeing of local communities.

Shoalhaven City Council received $25,000 to undertake the installation of an outdoor fitness station at Paradise Beach Reserve at Sanctuary Point and $25,000 to resurface and upgrade six netball courts at Ulladulla district netball courts.

“The upgrade of netball courts at Ulladulla has been much anticipated by local residents, with the courts in a dire state of disrepair,” Mrs Hancock said.

The Nowra Bowling and Recreation Club was granted $25,000 to upgrade its main roof and airconditioning in order to be able to install solar power.

Funding has also been provided for programs to assist residents participating in local sporting activities and build on current participants’ skills.

The Shoalhaven District Football Association received $1750 to provide training to volunteer coaches and the Bay and Basin Community Resources has been given $9640 to motivate and develop fitness within the Bay and Basin community.

“Participation in sport and recreation together with good facilities brings people closer together, as well as offering many health benefits,” Mrs Hancock said.

Local not-for-profit sports clubs, sporting groups and community organisations are being encouraged to apply for the next round of Participation and Facilities Program grants, with applications closing on February 26.

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