More sporting facility upgrades for Canberra

Thirteen community sporting groups across the ACT will share in $214,857 to fund improvements to local sporting facilities including new lighting, better storage, the purchase of specialist equipment and other upgrades.

As these organisations continue to feel the impacts of COVID-19, and the community gradually returns to sport in earnest, it is vital we support our community sporting groups to deliver a great game for all.

Sport plays an important role in keeping Canberrans fit, healthy and happy. The ACT Government is pleased to be able to provide funding for this key infrastructure.

Organisations receiving funding include:

  • Ainslie Tennis Club for an LED lighting upgrade ($4,000).
  • Turner Tennis Club for an LED lighting upgrade ($30,000).
  • The Pines Tennis Club for an installation of LED lighting on the hot shot courts ($10,000).
  • Riding for the Disabled of the ACT for an installation of a new riding surface ($51,157).
  • Canberra One Gear Society for the construction of a family friendly Mountain Bike Trial at Cotter Pines ($25,000).
  • Kambah Tennis Club for an LED lighting upgrade ($28,000).
  • Corroboree Little Athletics Club for storage improvements at Dickson Oval ($2,900).
  • Flinders Tennis Club for an LED lighting upgrade ($19,400).
  • Canberra National Pistol Club for the purchase of new target changer/returner ($7,800).
  • ACT Football Federation for the installation of a bottle refill station at the Hawker Football Complex ($6,600).
  • Tennis ACT for the installation of a book-a-court system at O’Connor Tennis Club ($15,000).
  • Table Tennis ACT for the installation of a new ventilation system at the Kingston Table Tennis Centre ($10,000).
  • Hurricanes Softball Club for storage improvements at Hawker Softball Centre ($5,000).

This is the second round of the Capital Assistance Program after the success of the first round awarded in September 2020.

The next round of grants will open around September 2021.

Quotes attributable to Chris Johnston, the President of the O’Connor Tennis Club:

“As a small community club, we find it challenging to fund capital upgrades. This grant will enable us to offer a better experience for our members while helping to maintain the financial viability of our club and its longer term future. We are very grateful to receive this grant.”

Quotes attributable to Matthew Watson, Executive General Manager, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled:

“Pegasus is very grateful to receive funding support through the Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance Program to go towards the installation for our new indoor arena surface.

“This funding will help to ensure Pegasus is able to continue delivering first class programs and services to people living with a disability within Canberra and the local region.

“Pegasus is proud of our services and the support from Sport and Recreation is integral to the organisation being able to continue delivering quality programs for years to come.”

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