Clarence Valley Independent

Funding boost for local sporting groups

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Fourteen local sporting groups in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys will share in $50,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program, Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis has announced.

Mr Gulaptis said the aim of the program is to increase regular and on-going participation and active recreation by encouraging more people to get moving and become active in their local areas.

There are four funding streams within the grants program ranging from sport club development, community sport events, access to sport and facility development and capital equipment.

“Sport is the lifeblood of communities across the length and breadth of NSW and these grants will encourage people of all ages and abilities to get involved.

“The NSW Government is committed to delivering the best possible infrastructure and access to sport for people no matter where they live and I look forward to seeing the benefits in our local communities,” he said.

The following sporting groups have been successful in the 2018-19 funding round:

Big River Canoe Club $5000 to construct a new storage facility at Jackadgery
Maclean Football Club $4288 to purchase playing strips for young players
Casino Croquet Club $306 to purchase line marking machine
Casino Sport & Recreation Assoc $6580 to upgrade floor at Casino Indoor Sports Stadium
Casino Rugby Union Club $5000 to purchase uniforms, equipment & subsidised fees for junior players
Grafton Dragon Boat Club $377 to purchase personal flotation devices
Clarence Coast Dragon Boat Club $2956 to upgrade boat trailer
Coutts Crossing Croquet Club $1641 to install shading over seating area
Harwood Cricket Club $5000 to purchase uniforms and equipment
Lawrence Golf and Sports Club $4018 to purchase equipment & uniforms
Lower Clarence Netball Association $1819 to purchase two laptops and accounting software to assist with record keeping
Lower Clarence Rugby League Football Club $5000 to purchase uniforms & equipment
Maclean Mantarays Swimming Club $5000 to purchase lane ropes and storage reel
Yamba Breakers Netball Club $3575 to purchase training equipment and storage locker

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