402 clubs from across the State set to receive $500 for new equipment
$2 million over four years from the Community Sporting Club Equipment Scheme
Jointly funded by Royalties for Regions
Baseball mitts, flag markers, bats, nets, flippers and a horse jump are all on the Christmas wish list for the sporting clubs that have each been awarded $500 from the Community Sporting Club Equipment Scheme.
The scheme, which started last year, gives regional and metropolitan sporting clubs across Western Australia a one-off $500 grant to spend on increasing or upgrading shared sporting equipment accessible to all club members.
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the scheme was a great opportunity for clubs to reinvigorate some of their worn equipment.
“I’m thrilled a number of the applicants will use the funding to support new teams, like the Warwick-Greenwood Junior Cricket Club which are starting their first Super 8 girls team and the Broome Junior Cricket Club will use their money to buy equipment for a girls’ only cricket team for 10 to 15-year-olds,” Mr Waldron said
A total of 402 applications were approved, worth $201,000, with 165 applications from regional WA and 237 in the metropolitan area. Subsidies for regional clubs are provided through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the scheme provided regional clubs with direct assistance to help with the cost of shared equipment.
“There is an increasing demand for equipment in our regional sporting clubs due to population growth. Sporting clubs bring regional communities together and I am pleased Royalties for Regions is creating greater social benefits for regional WA,” Mr Redman said.
Administered by the Department of Sport and Recreation, the four-year scheme will grant $1 million to metropolitan clubs and $1 million to regional clubs. Applications for the next round open in March 2015.
Sport and Recreation Minister’s office - 6552 6100
Regional Development Minister’s office - 6552 6700