Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that Emu Plains Sporting and Recreation Club (Emu Sports Club) will benefit from $80,000 in funding to support disability access under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Stuart Ayres said the funding will help Emu Sports Club to continue supporting our local community.
“Upgrading the bathroom facilities at the club to meet Australian standards will ensure those less mobile or with a disability have improved independence and accessibility,” Stuart Ayres said.
Stuart Ayres said the latest round of ClubGrants funding has awarded over $6 million to 56 projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and essential community infrastructure.
“This funding is much-needed and will boost our local economy by helping local organisations to continue to serve our community,” Stuart Ayres said.
Mr Andrew Gardner, CEO of Emu Sports Club said supporting our community has always been a focus for Emu Sports Club, and our recent developments have focussed on ensuring the Club can meet the needs of our local community and members. A large part of this is ensuring fully accessible facilities are available for use by community members living with disability.
“Receiving the $80,000 grant will allow a much needed upgrade to the disabled bathroom facilities which, coupled with the recently installed lift, will allow easy access to services for people with limited mobility.”
The $12.5 million annual program aims to fund projects to build or upgrade community facilities, and the latest round was one the largest yet in a response to weather events including drought, floods and bushfires, as well as the impact we have seen through COVID.
The Infrastructure Grants program is made possible by Clubgrants Category 3, a fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects.
Applications for the next round of funding open on Monday, 5 July 2021. To find out more information or to apply, please visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au