Christmas comes early with $400,000 funding for community & sports groups in Wollongong electorate

Wiseman Park Tennis Club have been awarded $30,240 to resurface tennis courts at Wiseman Park with a new synthetic surface, and replace netting, to provide a new lease on life for the facilities which will benefit the club and the community.

A further 18 organisations will also receive funding under the grants for projects including:

  • Illawarra Sports Stadium was awarded $22,000 for a new floor scrubbing machine to clear the indoor courts
  • Wollongong Wolves was awarded $50,000 for extensive work on drainage at Albert Butler Memorial Park
  • Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation was awarded $20,000 for improvements to their hall and landscaping to connect local community to country
  • Greenacres Disability Services awarded was $31,239 for a new vehicle for disability transport
  • Cringila Children’s House was awarded $10,000 for bathroom renovations
  • Illawarra Retirement Trust was awarded $27,500 for a vehicle for the Age Matters program which supports older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Towradgi Public School P&C was awarded $6,450 for the purchase of audio-visual technologies to better connect with the community
  • ASPECT South Coast was awarded $5,747 for the purchase of a smartboard for the Wollongong school

A full list of the projects which will be funded under the 2022 CBP program in the Wollongong electorate is available here.

Member for Wollongong, Paul Scully, announced the grants today saying, “One of the best parts of my role as a local MP is working with local community and sporting groups to bring life to long-held dreams of local projects.

“Making these calls each year to successful organisations to let them know about the funding is such a wonderful experience, and I know how much they all appreciate the good news they’ll have to share with their members before Christmas.

More than $2.2 million worth of applications were submitted within the Wollongong electorate for the $400,000 of funding available in the 2022 CBP program.

“This grants program is incredibly popular and it is a testament to the efforts of mainly volunteers who put grant applications together that these 19 projects received funding.

“I can’t wait to see the improvements that are able to be made to each of these organisations with this funding, and the positive impact that they are going to have for the local community”, Mr Scully said.

The Community Building Partnership program was first established by a NSW Labor Government in 2010.

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