LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has congratulated eight community sport organisations on sharing in $50,000 worth of funding under the Local Sport Grants Program.
Ms Saffin says the successful local projects are aimed at increasing participation in sport across all age groups and bringing local communities closer together, so important as we recover from last year’s floods.
“Supporting our local sporting clubs is a priority for me because they are the lifeblood of our communities and key to ensuring our kids live healthy and active lifestyles,” Ms Saffin says.
“I encourage clubs from across the electorate to apply for the next round of Local Sport Grants when they open.”
Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were available with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.
Projects funded locally include:
- Far North Coast Baseball Association, coaching development program — $8,610.
- Northern United Rugby League Football Club Incorporated, Back to Lismore Aboriginal Knockout tournament — $7,500.
- Tweed Valley Triathletes Incorporated, website rebuild and new laptop purchase — $6,850.
- Lismore City Archers Incorporated, field target butts for bigger competitions — $6,062.
- Goonellabah Football Club, training gear for women’s teams — $5,998.
- Tweed Valley Equestrian Group, tablets for event scoring — $5,820.
- Murwillumbah Rowing Club Incorporated, purchase exercise bikes, gym mats, weight rack — $5,124.
- Far North Coast Hockey Incorporated, umpire development program — $4,036.
Electorate total — $50,000.
More information about the program is available online.
ON THE RIVER: A file picture of Lismore MP Janelle Saffin with former Murwillumbah Rowing Club president Simon Hillman during a previous visit to their clubhouse.