The Newtown-Condingup Football Club have received a $57,000 grant in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
The club is one of 24 organisations to receive a share of the $644,112 available in this round of small grants.
Newtown-Condingup Football Club project manager Kathy Ashby said the club’s players and members were ‘thrilled’ to have received the news.
“The grant, along with the Shire’s community grant and our own funds will enable us to build new and upgrade existing infrastructure,” she said.
“It will ensure the clubrooms at Newtown are the hub of our football club for many years into the future.”
The club’s project works manager Brett Trocinski said the club’s current goals included building new changing rooms and reconfiguring the interior of some existing areas.
Mr Trocinski said the expansion was essential and overdue, with upgrades to existing change rooms and ablutions for the mobility impaired among the club’s top priorities.
“It’s full steam ahead for our project team and many capable volunteers who are all on track to have the work complete in time for 2018 season commencement,” he said.
The grant, offered twice a year by the McGowan Government, is available to local sport and recreational groups and local governments that require financial assistance to complete a project.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said the grants allowed sporting clubs and local governments to support important grassroots-level sport and recreation.
“Quality sporting facilities are important to help clubs keep and attract new members,” he said.
“Importantly, the works required to complete the projects create local jobs and assist small businesses.”
Of the $644,112 available in this round of small grants, Newtown-Condingup Football Club managed to secure the third highest amount.
Among the successful grant recipients were the Esperance Bowling Club, receiving $29,116, and the Ravensthorpe Golf and Bowling Club, receiving $12,401.
The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund collaborates with the Department of Sport and Recreation to provide the funding, with the aim of increasing participation in sport and emphasising the importance of physical activity.
There will be $12 million available for allocation within the 2017 to 2018 financial year.
To find out more or see if your organisation is eligible, visit www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/facilities-(csrff)