Northern NSW Football clubs share in $145,000 thanks to Local Sport Grant Program

September 10th, 2020

Northern NSW Football clubs have shared in $145,000 thanks to the 2019-20 Local Sport Grant Program.

The program, run by the NSW government’s Office of Sport, aims to:

  • Increase regular and on-going participation in sport 
  • Increase participation and access for women, girls or population groups with low rates of participation
  • Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity
  • Assist sport clubs to provide quality service to their members and meet community needs. 

Projects must address at least one of these objectives and demonstrate how it aligns to the Office of Sport Strategic Plan.

There are four project types within the program including sport development, sport event, sport access, sport facility.

Northern NSW Football clubs were awarded 34 grants across the seven member zones and Premier clubs, with $144,828 allocated for a number of various projects.

2020 Local Sport Grant Program – NNSWF

Zone

Total

Grants

Macquarie

$15,566

3

Newcastle

$19,785

5

Hunter Valley

$53,352

13

Northern Inland

N/A

0

Mid North Coast

$20,000

2

North Coast

$2,000

1

Far North Coast

$22,125

7

Premier

$12,000

3

Total

$144,828

34

*For specific clubs, see Zone websites

Northern NSW Football Senior Officer – Community Football Ross Hicks said he was pleased so many clubs from across northern NSW had benefited from the grants.

“It is fantastic to see so many of our clubs being proactive and applying for these grants,” Hicks said.

“The Local Sport Grant Program is a great way for community clubs to be awarded much needed funds that will help with removing barriers, improving facilities and increasing participation.”

Thirteen Hunter Valley Football projects received $53,352 in funding.

Electorate

Zone

Club

Description of Project

Funding Received

Maitland

HVF

North United Wolves SC

Purchase of training equipment for members

$2,145

Maitland

HVF

Lochinvar Rovers FC

Subsidised registration fees and purchase of equipment for female players

$5,000

Maitland

HVF

Lochinvar Rovers FC

Installation of spectator seating at Lochinvar Sport Complex

$8,770

Maitland

HVF

Lochinvar Rovers FC

Provision of training course for female coaches

$2,000

Maitland

HVF

Thornton Jnr FC

Purchase of goals, equipment, goal keeper shirt and gloves

$5,000

Maitland

HVF

Metford FC

Purchase of goals, balls and training equipment

$4,000

Maitland

HVF

HVF Referees

Provision of referee training including first aid, level 3 and level 4 accreditation courses and website and email setup

$2,000

Cessnock

HVF

Bellbird Jnr FC

Purchase of training and playing equipment

$5,000

Cessnock

HVF

Greta Branxton FC

Provision of training courses for female coaches and players

$2,000

Upper Hunter

HVF

Clarence Town FC

Upgrade of the playing surface at Reg Ford Playing Field

$9,437

Upper Hunter

HVF

Clarence Town FC

Purchase of drink bottles and carriers for all teams

$1,000

Upper Hunter

HVF

Gresford Vacy FC

Purchase of training and playing equipment

$5,000

Upper Hunter

HVF

Gresford Vacy FC

Provision of coach education with training courses

$2,000

 

 

 

HVF TOTAL

$53,352

Applications for the next round of funding are now open and close on 7 October, 2020.

You can apply here.

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