Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that six local sporting organisations have received a share of $50,000 through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.
Stuart Ayres said the grants would provide essential funds to assist local sporting organisations increase participation, purchase equipment and improve facilities.
“Sport is a way of life in our community and the Local Sport Grant Program is another excellent example of the NSW Government delivering for the people of Penrith,” Stuart Ayres said.
“These grants provide vital funds to our local clubs which in turn contributes to improved social, health and cultural outcomes for the wider community.”
- Kingswood Sports – installation of a new weather proof shade structure for the bowling green,
- Emu Plains Cricket Club – upgrade of existing cricket nets,
- Emu Plains Hockey – new uniforms and equipment for junior players,
- Glenbrook Panthers Mens Bowling Club – upgrade of the playing surface for one of the greens,
- Nepean Hockey Association – concrete pathway construction and re-turfing of the viewing area,
- Penrith Valley Canoeing – subsidised whitewater usage fees for slalom sessions.
Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the grants provide a welcome lift to communities as NSW emerges from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic, bushfires, drought and recent floods have affected NSW communities in recent months,” Mr Lee said.
“These grants are important for the local sporting community, in particular the army of volunteers who donate their time week in, week out to ensure local sport and recreation activities are available.”
The Program awards sporting organisations up to $20,000 for projects which focus on sport development, sport access, sports events and facility development.