Latest Sports Grants Program recipients announced

Parkes Shire

CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) and Parkes Shire Council have announced the successful applicants from the latest round of the Sports Grants Funding Program.

This round closed in October 2021 with the successful applicants being:

Organisation Name


Grant Amount

Parkes Marist Junior Rugby League ClubEnclose carport end of long canteen, install roller doors, lighting and benches.8,024.00
Parkes and District Kennel ClubPurchase two sets of agility timing gates 4,860.00
Parkes Rugby Union ClubPurchase quality kitchen and canteen equipment for the new clubhouse. 8,024.00
Parkes & District Amateur Soccer AssociationRun four-week preseason soccer academy for girls aged 5 to 12 years. Also purchase training kits and coaching jackets. 1,000.00
Parkes Little Athletics IncPurchase comprehensive first aid kit and 14 x portable first aid kits for each age division. Further to purchase 4 twin pack UHF handheld radios plus various Athletics equipment. 3,000.00
Peak Hill Central SchoolPurchase sporting equipment and high jump mat for students to participate in a wider range of sports activities, uniforms for participating in representative sport as well as updating sporting storage around the school 3,744.00
Parkes Touch AssociationPurchase AusTouch playing shirts and CovidSafe plan products including 2-way radios, and sanitizer stations. Also update representative team training equipment, first aid kits, and transport trolleys. 2,746.00
Parkes School of Dance Inc.Purchase online subscription to the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) which will enable our teachers to access 250+ exercises suitable for all age for dance teachers. Also purchase dancing training equipment such as swiss balls, resistance bands and mats. 1,500.00
Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd (PCYC Parkes)Purchase a trampoline harness to support training sessions. As the PCYC trampoline is above ground, a harness provides support allowing an athlete to practise and perfect various aerial skills and build confidence without the fear of injury. A harness will enhance training sessions for trampolining and tumbling athletes so they can safely develop their skill repertoire in a safe environment. 5,313.00
Parkes College for SeniorsPurchase a waterproof wireless microphone to run Aqua Aerobics class Monday and Thursday at Parkes Town Pool for one hour.1,300.00

Parkes Sports Council Chairperson, Alan Gersbach said it was fantastic to see a broad range of projects during this round for selection.

“Parkes Shire has a strong sporting culture and programs such as this promote and increase participation within the community,” said Mr Gersbach.

Northparkes Managing Director Hubert Lehman said, “At Northparkes, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our people, as well as the community in which we live and work.

“We have proudly supported the Sports Grants Program in association with Parkes Shire Council for eight years now. Northparkes recognises how vital sport is to our local community; supporting the Sports Grants Program is one way we can contribute to some of the teams and clubs which do such a great job helping to keep Parkes Shire healthy and happy,” added Mr Lehman.

In total $39,511.00 in grants were distributed this round.

The joint funding agreement between Northparkes and Parkes Shire Council will distribute $180k in sports related funding over three years. The next round, which opens in March, will see a total of $30,000 available for sports related projects within the Parkes Shire.

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