Close to $48,500 of grants were recently announced for 11 sport clubs in the Parkes Shire under the Sports Grants Funding Program.
Applications for the latest round of the CMOC – Northparkes Mines and Parkes Shire Council program closed in September. The successful applicants were:
Parkes & District Junior Cricket Association – $2,900 to purchase a cricket cover lifting trolley for Northparkes Oval; Parkes Dragon Boat Club – $5,235.55 to extend the roofing of storage containers, paint them and install roof ventilation; Parkes Hockey Incorporated – $15,000 to supply and install additional covered seating; Parkes Railway Bowling Club – $6,000 to purchase a bowling green mower; Parkes Sporting Shooters Association of Australia – $3,000 to erect a man-proof fence; Trundle Pony Club – $3,000 to expand the day stalls at Trundle Showground into overnight yards to safely house horses overnight; Parkes & District Kennel Club – $1,350 to purchase additional agility equipment to replace non-standard gear and allow the club to run events without the need to hire; Parkes & District Netball Association – $400 to purchase new balls and equipment; Parkes Tennis Club Inc. – $5,000 to purchase a special lawn mower with a grooming attachment; Peak Hill Pony Club Inc. – $3,843 to purchase equipment to run structured learning activities and competitions including a portable dressage arena, jumpstart blocks and an Equiball for pony soccer; and Police Citizens Youth Club Ltd Parkes – $3,500 to purchase equipment to run a Free G (Parkour) gymnastics program.
Parkes Sports Council Chairperson, Alan Gersbach was delighted that more projects had been put forward for selection.
Cr Louise O’Leary, who presides over the Selection Committee was pleased that the projects put forward were a mix of facility and participation projects in sporting or other activities.
Northparkes Managing Director, Hubert Lehman said: “Supporting the Sports Grants Program is one way we can contribute to teams and clubs which do a great job to keep Parkes Shire healthy and happy.”