The Territory Labor Government has invested in Territory sport and recreation clubs and organisations through awarding the second round of successful recipients for the 2020-2021 Grass Roots Grant Program.
Over $67,000 worth of grants have now been awarded to 21 recreation clubs and organisations across the NT, which will see them increasing participation in sport and active recreation.
Some of the local clubs and recreation organisations who received these grants are:
- Darwin Parachute Club Inc. – $5000 for an aircraft ferry and sport promotions program
- Garrak Bombers Sporting Association Incorporated – $1435 for portable shade and volunteer equipment
- The Palmerston Game Fishing Club Inc. – $3600 for First Aid training for members
- Arafura Dance Association Inc. – $3799 to purchase volunteer IT equipment
- West Football Club – $2348 for volunteer IT equipment and a Level 1 sports trainer course
Successful recipients needed to pass the Sport Australia Club Development Health Check, demonstrate that they meet the Play by the Rules guidelines and good Sports Resources kit, and are registered with the Australian Sports Foundation.
Quotes from the Minister for Sport, Kate Worden:
“Sporting clubs and active recreation organisations support our community in so many ways – this is why we have these grants on offer, to help ensure they are able to offer a wide range of activities to keeps our young people engaged along with keeping our society as active as possible.
“The Grass Roots Grant Program allows Territory sport and recreation clubs and organisations to improve and promote their facilities, and increase community participation.”