The Parkes Sports Council is calling for applications from incorporated sporting groups or educational institutions to apply for funding under the CMOC Northparkes / Parkes Shire Council Sports Grant Program. In this round there is a total of $57,000 available for distribution to successful projects that promote participation in sport or improve sporting facilities.

CMOC Northparkes, Parkes Shire Council and the Parkes Sports Council have joined forces to provide financial assistance grants to sporting groups in the Parkes Shire. This round is part of the current landmark three-year agreement. In total, Northparkes will provide a total of $90k, with Parkes Shire Council chipping in $80k, which brings the total to $170k for the program. Parkes Sports Council, in administering the grants, aims to help sporting groups to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport, and to improve the sporting infrastructure they use.

Funding is split between two distinct project types:

  1. Participation projects – that deliver a sport or physical activity participation experience to an identified group of people, and;
  2. Facility development projects – building new or upgrading sport and recreation facilities to support increased participation.

A grant writing workshop will be held at the Parkes Shire Council chambers on Thursday 19 September. Groups or individuals are encouraged to visit Parkes Council's web site or to contact the Grants Officer Sally Chapman or Jenny Short (02 6861 2398) for more details. Applications will close on 30 September 2019.

Photo: Parkes Soccer's Angela Bottaro-Porter and Wayne Osborne with their new marquee which was purchased from grant funds provided in the last round.