Nine recipients received a share of almost $40,000 in the latest round of the Sports Grants Program of CMOC-Northparkes Mines and Parkes Shire Council.
Parkes Sports Council Chairperson, Alan Gersbach was delighted that more projects had been put forward for selection including a diverse range of sporting pursuits.
One of the projects will see a brand new event coming to Parkes once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Parkrun Australia received a grant of $7,500 to get a weekly 5km Parkrun event going. It is a free community event and takes place all over the world.
The other successful applicants were:
$1,700 to Parkes District Cricket Association to purchase a PA system for use at Woodward Oval by both cricket and soccer clubs; $5,000 to Peak Hill MPS to purchase three Hydrorider Aqua Bikes for use with the Aqua Fitness program targeting men aged 35-65; $2,024.30 to Parkes and District Kennel Club to purchase additional agility equipment to allow trials without the need to hire equipment; $5,000 to Parkes and District Soccer Association to purchase soccer goals to develop a new venue at Woodward Oval and be home to a new regional premier league side called the Parkes Cobras; $2,500 to Parkes School of Dance to purchase hardware and software to run a virtual studio for online live classes for students to participate in classes from home, which would expand the program to remote locations including Tullamore and Trundle; $8,000 Parkes Marist Junior Rugby League to upgrade the speakers, microphone and amplifier at Jock Colley Field to improve the PA system, which is supported by senior league and Parkes Soccer; $2,000 to Parkes PCYC to purchase sports equipment for use in their after schools programs; and $4,700 to Parkes Sporting Shooters Association the purchase of a new clay target thrower.
The joint funding agreement between Northparkes and Parkes Shire Council has distributed $170,000 in sports related funding over the last three years.