Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

    No sports project too small for State support

    13/11/2013 12:00 AM
    • $835,146 in small grants for local sport and recreation facilities
    • 41 projects from around Western Australia

    New cricket nets, floodlighting and pool blankets are just some of the community sporting projects to receive funding in the latest round of the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).


    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron today announced 41 projects across Western Australia totalling $835,146 had been successful.


    Offered through the Department of Sport and Recreation, the small grants are designed especially for those cases where grassroots sport, recreation clubs, and councils need financial assistance to complete a project which might otherwise be out of reach.


    Mr Waldron said the grants, which were for projects under $150,000, could make a big difference to a community’s participation in sport and recreational activities.


    “Grants like this can be vital to the ongoing health of a club and its ability to keep and attract members as well as keeping its facilities in good order,” he said.


    “Sporting and recreation clubs provide a wonderful opportunity for their local community both in the country and the city to help keep people connected and active.”


    Grant recipients include:

    • Shire of Exmouth: $75,000 for the installation of a pool blanket and perimeter fence upgrade at Exmouth Swimming Pool
    • Willetton Baseball Club: $7,551 for the installation of a new back net 
    • Derby Rodeo and Horseriders Association: $22,000 for arena work at Derby Rodeo Grounds
    • Kambalda Cricket Club: $10,308 for the installation of two cricket nets
    • Town of Bassendean: $49,851 for the upgrade of floodlighting at Jubilee Reserve
    • Phoenix Park Little Athletics Club: $7,759 for the construction of new jump pits.

    Of the successful projects, 25 are in regional WA totalling $445,965 and 16 projects are in the Perth metropolitan area totalling $389,181. For a full list of recipients visit: http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/successful-csrff-small-grants-july-201314.  


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