Latest Sports Grants Program Recipients Announced 17 May

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.

Parkes Sports Council Chairperson, Alan Gersbach was pleased to see a range of projects being put forward for selection, however the total applications were down on previous rounds.

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

This round, which closed in March 2022, included the Peak Hill Bowling Club, who were allocated $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 and this money will make all the difference.”

Other projects receiving grants included:

Association Name

Project

Grant

Parkes Sporting Shooters Association of AustraliaFit covers over the top of the 25m shooting frames so no bullet could go over the 8m stop butt (mound).4,400.00
Peak Hill Bowling ClubReplace worn out shade cloth and worn-out plinths in the ditches around the bowling greens.4,400.00
Parkes & District Amateur Soccer ClubErect a goal backstop fencing behind current practice goals at Parker/Stone Field 6,200.06
Parkes Marist Junior Rugby LeaguePurchase the latest training equipment7,387.00
Trundle Amateur Swimming ClubPurchase training equipment for members and the wider community. 925.00
23,312.06

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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