Eurobodalla Netball Association (NSW) and Broulee Moruya Football Netball Club are two of eight netball clubs and associations from across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia to have received more than $50,000 in grants through Round 1 of the Confident Girls Foundation Bushfire Recovery Grants initiative.
Netball Australia’s official charity, the Confident Girls Foundation, established the Bushfire Relief Appeal in March to support associations and clubs within the netball community that were affected by devastating bushfires that swept the country this summer. In response to this call for donations, the netball community rallied together and raised more than $365,000. This first round of grants will support clubs and associations to recover, providing funds to help rebuild infrastructure, purchase equipment, cover the cost of registrations and fees, hold clinics and special community events and supply uniforms, among many other initiatives. The Confident Girls Foundation is pleased to announce the following clubs and associations as recipients of the first round of grants (a maximum grant of $10,000 per organisation was available):
Broulee Moruya Football Netball Club (NSW) - $2,705
Bruthen Netball Association (VIC) - $10,000
Corryong Demons Football Netball Club (VIC) - $10,000
Eurobodalla Netball Association (NSW) - $5,000
Kangaroo Island Netball Association (SA) - $10,000
Sapphire Coast Netball Association (NSW) - $2,540
Warragul Football & Netball Club (VIC) - $7,260
Western Districts Memorial Community Sports Club (SA) - $10,000
Confident Girls Foundation CEO Nadine Cohen said the devastation that these organisations experienced is incredibly hard to comprehend. An Advisory Committee with representatives from Netball Australia, the netball community and the Confident Girls Foundation assessed and moderated all applications and the Foundation Board approved the Round 1 grants. The Confident Girls Foundation uses netball as a vehicle for change to help address emotional, social and physical wellbeing. Netball is a sport by women, for women and we're proud to engage with the netball community to improve the lives of women and girls. Donations can still be made at donate.netball.com.au and applications for Round 2 of the Confident Girls Foundation Bushfire Recovery grants will open on Monday 22 June. More information on this can be found on the Confident Girls Foundation website. Bushfire Relief Match merchandise is still available to purchase with all proceeds raised going towards supporting those affected by the bushfire crisis.