Five sports clubs were successful in the latest round of the Sports Grants Funding Program of CMOC-Northparkes Mines and Parkes Shire Council.
A total of $23,312.06 in grants were distributed to the five clubs in Parkes, Peak Hill and Trundle.
Parkes Sports Council Chairperson Alan Gersbach was pleased to see a range of projects being put forward for selection, although the total applications were down on previous rounds.
The Peak Hill Bowling Club received $4,400 to replace worn out shade clothes and plinths in the ditches around their bowling greens.
Anne McIntyre of Peak Hill Bowling Club said: “We’re very excited to be able to fix up some of the areas at our club. This money will make all the difference.”
The Trundle Amateur Swimming Club will be purchasing training equipment for members and the wider community with their grant of $925.
The Parkes Sporting Shooters Association of Australia received $4,400 to fit covers over the top of the 25m shooting frames to stop bullets going over the 8m stop butt, while the Parkes & District Amateur Soccer Club will erect a goal backstop fencing behind the current practice goals at Parker/Stone Field with their $6,200 grant.
The Parkes Marist Junior Rugby League club will be purchasing the latest training equipment using their $7,387 grant.
Cr Louise O’Leary thanked Northparkes for their continued support. “Thank you to all the community groups who applied this round. We have extra funds in the next round and strongly encourage any local sporting groups to apply in September. If you would like assistance with your application, please make use of the resources of Council’s grants officer,” said Louise.
“We recognise the importance of sport in sustaining a healthy and happy community,” said Northparkes Managing Director Jianjun Tian.
The next round will see a total of $36,688 available for sports related projects in the Parkes Shire.