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

 

Cr Louise O'Leary thanked Northparkes for their continued support of not only this program but also the many other community programs throughout Parkes and Forbes.

“Thank you to all the community groups who applied for this round of sporting grants. We have extra funds for participation funding in the next round and strongly encourage any local sporting groups wanting assistance to purchase equipment or training materials for their players to apply in September. If you would like assistance with your application, please make use of the resources of   Council's Grants Officer,” added Cr O'Leary.

Northparkes Managing Director Jianjun Tian said, “At Northparkes, we are committed to a number of long-term community partnerships, including the Sports Grants Program, which not only benefits our people, but the community in which we live and work.

"We recognise the importance of sport in sustaining a healthy and happy community. By providing financial assistance through the Sports Grants Program in partnership with Council, we're able to support a range of different teams and clubs within the local community," added Mr Tian.

The Sports Grants program is a joint funding initiative between CMOC-Northparkes Mines, Parkes Sports Council and Parkes Shire Council.

In total $23,312.06 in grants were distributed this round, which was less than the total available.

The next round, which opens in September, will see a total of $36,688 available for sports related projects within the Parkes Shire.