Seven clubs were successful in the latest round of the Sports Grants Funding Program with over $20,000 handed out. Parkes Sports Council Chairperson, Alan Gersbach said most of the clubs received a piece of the funding pie, provided annually by Northparkes Mine and Parkes Shire Council.
In total $21,309.47 in grants were distributed with the remaining $3,600 unallocated funds to be carried over for the next round. Parkes Shire Councillor Louise O’Leary said Parkes Shire Council allocated additional funds to match the contribution made by Northparkes Mine.
Community and External Relations Officer of Northparkes, Ali Creith, said the mine was please to contribute to some of the teams and clubs doing such a great job to help keep Parkes healthy and happy.
This was the first round under the new joint funding agreement which will distribute $170,000 over the next three years. The next round opens in June with total of $28,690 available for sports related projects in the Parkes Shire.
The successful clubs this time were the Parkes Gun Club ($6,088.50); Parkes Hockey Inc. ($3,000); Parkes Netball Association ($1,260); Parkes PCYC ($1,994.40); Parkes Senior Cricket ($2,200); Parkes Tennis Club ($4,364) and Trundle Boomers Football Club ($2402.57).