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Local Sport Grant Program - 2022/23 Grant Recipients

Local Sport Grant Program - 2022/23 Grant Recipients Tathra Mountain Bike Club Purchase of track maintenance equipment $3,951.00 "This project is primarily to replace ageing petrol powered track maintenance equipment to encourage wider uptake of track maintenance tasks from new and existing club members on the Tathra mountain bike club tracks. Official maintenance days occur monthly to ensure tracks are cleared, groomed and accessible for club and non-club community riders alike.

Items include electric powered brush cutter, chainsaw and track blower with modern, easy to use battery-powered controls. Additional items also include new hand tools such as shovels, spades, rakes, mattocks and rakhos." Eden Whaler Football Club INC Eden whalers Football Club website upgrade $2,895.00 "This project is to create a new website to improve our visibility online and within the community.

A functional website is essential to inform the community of latest projects, training, attract new members and sponsorship to generate income for the club. Currently our club does not have a website.

The aim of the website to increase:

*the clubs presence, increase player number to ensure longevity of the club.

‍* promote the cultural diversity of our club- LGBTIQ, First Nations people

* inform the community of upcoming training or social events

* engage new members or sponsorship"

Sapphire Coast Outrigger Canoe Club Purchase Of A 2-Person Outrigger. $9,500.00 Our Club would greatly benefit from the purchase of a 2-person outrigger to add to our two 6 -person outriggers at Pambula River. Our Club is consistently gaining new members and the addition of this 2-person craft would allow flexibility for additional paddlers to join us, as well as provide our coach with a great craft to give new and inexperienced members personal one-on-one lessons to improve their paddling and training techniques, in addition to making it easier for the coach to teach more experienced paddlers how to steer. Cabramatta Bowling and Recreation Club Ltd Provision Of Playing and Coaching Equipment At Club Malua $3,790.00 "Provision of 10 sets of lawn bowls suited to individuals with strength limitations, including children and youth. Without appropriate equipment, being smaller and lighter bowls, the ability to deliver the sport to the entire community is restricted.

An additional benefit is the ability to use the same equipment to promote the sport and opportunities it provides to the community and club members." Malua Boardriders Inc Malua Bay Surf Sisters $8,000.00 Our project aims to build a solid and foundational local surf culture that will inspire and support aspiring female surfers in an environment that is respectful, exciting and inclusive. The goals of this project are: 1. Provide and increase access to surfing for girls from all demographics including surfing initiatives for female Koori surfers 2. Connecting and involving recreational female surfers to build a strong, supportive and inclusive multigenerational surfing community with mentorship and instruction 3. Creating, developing and empowering strong female leadership in and out of the water 4. Celebrate and acknowledge our generations of the Eurobodalla's female surfers. Moruya Skydivers Club Incorporated Facility Upgrade: Observation Deck and Shaded Training Mock Up Area $10,000.00 "Moruya Skydivers Club are seeking funding to upgrade the current training facility located onsite at Skydive Oz, Moruya Airport. The upgrade will include an observation deck, shaded area and an accurate representation of aircraft (mock up) used for skydiving.

The observation deck and shaded area will provide a much needed inclusive space for club members and community groups to access and observe sport skydiving - improving participant retention and increasing public awareness of the sport.

The mock up will enable training of safe, realistic exit procedures to improve performance at grassroot and elite levels."

Dalmeny Boardriders Association Dalmeny Boardriders - Come and Try Day program $4,932.00 "Dalmeny Boardriders Association (DBR), on the NSW South-Coast is one of the largest competitive surfing clubs in the region. We have seen a consistent increase in membership over the last five years, but the sport still has room to grow.

Our monthly competition days provide a regular opportunity for community to get together, share a love of the ocean and enjoy everything that surfing has to offer.

Grant funding for the DBR Come and Try Day program, will be used to purchase suitable learn-to-surf equipment to enable people interested in surfing to try surfing in a supportive and safe environment."

Eurobodalla Netball Association 2023 Equipment and Training Upgrades $6,926.00 The Eurobodalla Netball Association (ENA) wishes to apply for a grant to upgrade equipment and training facilities for our members, including for the six representative squads who will be attending State Titles in June and July 2023. The equipment provided through the grant will assist our Club in keeping fees low to attract greater grassroots participation, while also allowing the organisation to divert other raised funds, previously spent on equipment here provisioned through the grant, toward improved facilities and events that grow the Club’s prominence in the community.

The Local Sport Grant Program aims to support grassroots sporting clubs to increase participation, host events, improve access and enhance sport and recreation facilities. Up to $4.65 million is available in 2022/23 to support sporting organisations across NSW with $50,000 available in each electorate and grants of up to $10,000 available for individual projects. The Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW. Through this Program the Office of Sport is working towards our goals to achieve:

  • Participation: Everyone in NSW participating in sport and active recreation throughout their life

  • Places and Spaces: Everyone in NSW having access to places and spaces for sport and active recreation.

  • Sustainability: The sector continues to grow sport and active recreation across NSW.

Program Term - Applications opened on Monday 17 October 2022, closed on Monday 21 November 2022 and grants were announced in February 2023. Projects are expected to commence by February 2023 and be completed by July 2024. Applicants: A total of 869 applications were submitted for consideration, 592 of which were successful. The total amount awarded through Local Sport Grant Program 2022/23 is $3,561,133.59 for projects with a total value including co-contributions of $ $6,141,035.90. Probity: The Office of Sport engages an independent probity advisor to oversee its grant programs. The role of the probity advisor is to ensure program administration satisfies probity principles of impartiality, fairness, accountability, confidentiality and achieves policy objectives. In doing this the probity advisor:

  • Reviews and provides feedback on key program documents

  • Provides clarifications to queries when required

  • Recommends management action for conflicts of interest and any other probity issues that arise

  • Attends assessment meetings to ensure, amongst other things, that assessment criteria are applied diligently, and the assessment is based on information provided by applicants.

With respect to this particular grant program, the probity advisor confirms the process was open and fair and there are no outstanding probity issues.


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