The Bathurst Giants Aussie Rules Footy Club has received a helping hand with the announcement of the latest round of Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole 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 the Bathurst region,” he 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.”
Mr Toole said the Bathurst Giants had been successful in its application for $15,000 for the construction and installation of two interchange benches at their home ground, George Park 1.
“These grants provide a welcome lift to communities as NSW emerges from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
“They 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.
Mr Toole said the Bathurst Giants also received a sports grant in 2020 of $4505 to purchase new equipment and training vests.