Six local schools and sporting groups will benefit from more than $12,000 in funding from the second round of the 2016 Northparkes Sports Grants. CMOC – Northparkes Mine has partnered with the Parkes Sports Council to financially assist local groups to improve facilities and programs.
Trundle Central School will receive the majority of funds in this round, with $6,500 allocated to build a new netball and tennis court. Other recipients include: Parkes Pony Club $770 for a guest instructor, Parkes Hockey Masters Women $1,257 for representative uniforms, Parkes Little Athletics $1,574 for scissor jump mats, Parkes Railway
Bowling Club $1,050 for new scoreboards and Parkes PCYC $1,400 for new matting and airfloor.
Northparkes’ Community and External Relations Officer Elysha Loiterton said this was the fourth year of the successful partnership program. “We recognize how vital sport is to our local community – supporting the grants
program is one way we can contribute to some of the teams and clubs which do such a great job in keeping Parkes healthy and happy,” Elysha said. Sports Grants Committee Chairman Alan Gersbach said that this round saw a good
selection of projects submitted, and most received some funding from Northparkes.
A total of $15,000 will be available in the next round of funding, with applications opening in January next year.