LOCAL sports organisations have won a share in $4.6 million worth of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities.
"These grants will provide essential funds to help our organisations increase participation as we slowly ease COVID-19 restrictions and will benefit our community in the long run," Oxley MP Melinda Pavey said.
The Local Sport Grants Program awards sporting organisations up to $20,000 for projects which focus on development and participation, access and facility development.
Stuarts Point Eungai Cricket Club - $3600. Construction of a two-lane synthetic training facility at Stuarts Point Oval.
Kempsey Golf Club - $12,580. On course toilet block.
CEX Urunga ladies golf Club - $1000. Host an Open Ladies Day.
Nambucca Aquatic Swim Club - $1422. Purchase of laptop and software to improve the club's operations, accounting and technical official training.
SWR Netball Club - $5220. Installation of electricity to the clubhouse/storage shed at the netball courts.
Nambucca Valley Pistol Club - $9000. Provision of storm water filtration and cladding and roofing of the firing line structure.
Scotts Head Boardriders - $2000. Provision of surf coaching accreditation courses.
Nambucca Valley pickleball and badminton Club - $9000. Equipment.
SWR Dockers AFL Club - $4750. Purchase of goal post padding and players uniforms.
Nambucca Valley Archery Club - $5000. Improving safety and additional games for all members.
Nambucca Aquatic Swim Club - $5000. Subsidised entry fees, travel and purchase of uniforms.
Scotts Head Boardriders - $5000. mobile trailer.
SWR Marlins Rugby League Football Club Ladies team - $5000. Registration subsidy, purchase of players' kits and transport subsidy for female teams.
Bellingen Bulldogs junior AFL Club - $3500. Subsidised registration fees, uniforms and footballs for female players.
SWR Little Athletics - $2750. Purchase sporting equipment.
Bowraville Recreation Club - $1840. Purchase of golf equipment and team shirts for junior players.
SWR Football Club - $3000. Purchase of a container for equipment storage.
Kempsey Pistol Club - $7680. 25m range upgrade.
Kempsey Saints Football Club - $5000. Purchase of playing and training equipment.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said regional NSW will benefit from more than $2 million in grants for local communities.
"Drought, bushfires and now the COVID-19 pandemic have created significant uncertainty for sport in NSW, particularly in regional areas," Mr Barilaro said.
"This money will assist regional sporting organisations, which not only help our communities stay active and healthy, but also perform a vital role keeping people connected."
For further information visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport