There is a great opportunity for local sports clubs and educational institutions in the latest round of sports grants under the CMOC-Northparkes Mines/Parkes Shire Council Sports Grant Program to improve facilities or run new programs.
A total of $30,000 is available for distribution to successful projects that promote participation in sport or improve sporting facilities.
Parkes Sports Council, in administering the grants, aims to help sporting groups to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport, and to improve the sporting infrastructure they use.
Funding is split between two distinct project types consisting of participation and facility development projects. Participation projects must deliver a sport or physical activity participation experience to an identified group of people.
Facility development projects typically involve building new or upgrading sport and recreation facilities to support increased participation.
In the last round Parkes PCYC was a successful applicant and purchased a trampoline harness to support gymnastic training sessions, while the Parkes College for Seniors purchased a waterproof wireless microphone to run aqua aerobics classes at the Parkes Aquatic Centre.
For more information about the Northparkes Mines Sports Grants Program, contact Council’s grants officer on 6861 2398 or visit www.parkes.nsw.gov.au. Applications close 31st March.