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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sports clubs encouraged to score $105,885 in funding

A total of $105,885 is available in the second and final round of the Singleton Sports Council Grants for this financial year.

Applications are open from Friday 26 February and continue until Thursday 25 March.

The dollar-for-dollar grants initiative is available to members of the Singleton Sports Council to assist in programs to support their sport and follows $68,500 awarded for five projects announced in December under round one, including $10,725 for upgraded lighting for Singleton Netball Association.

The other successful projects were:

$5,000 for Singleton Track and Field Club for a masterplan design for an athletics facility at Cook Park;

$3,360 for Singleton Golf Club to replace fencing on Boonal and Queen streets;

$5,900 for Singleton Triathlon Club for compliant road signs; and

$6,250 for Singleton United Rugby League Football Club for facilities and ground maintenance.

To be eligible, sporting groups must be affiliated with the Singleton Sports Council, attend meetings and be up-to-date with their membership fees.

Singleton Council’s director infrastructure and planning Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr said the program was designed to help sports clubs to undertake improvements to facilities.

“Sport and recreation are vital components of a vibrant, connected and healthy community, and organised sport in particular is also an important social opportunity,” he added.

“The Sports Council grants program, and the Sports Council generally, recognises the essential role of sports clubs in our community and the contribution they make in developing and maintaining programs and facilities in the Singleton community.

“The grants provide an avenue for sports clubs to highlight needs or gaps in facilities for their particular sport and to work with council to address those.

“A total of $105,885 is a significant amount.

“I encourage all sports clubs to consider making an application for a share of funding under this round, and to sign up if you’re not already a member of the Sports Council.”

For further information, visit www.singleton.nsw.gov.au