Minister Announces Alice Springs FACE Grants For 2016/17

Minister Announces Alice Springs FACE Grants For 2016/17

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss

Sports Funding Bound For Alice Springs

Victor P Taffa

Alice Springs sport and active recreation organisations have received four Facility and Capital Equipment (FACE) grants totalling $276,900 as part of the 2016/17 program.

Facility and Capital Equipment grant program funds eligible organisations for infrastructure that supports the development of appropriate, affordable and accessible sport and recreational opportunities.

Alice Springs FACE grant recipients were:

  • Australian Bowhunters Association – To replace a 20 year old solar power system and purchase a new back-up generator.
  • Alice Springs Town Council – To build storage shed at Ross Park soccer ground. The shed will contain four bays and a fenced storage area; a bay will be allocated to soccer, cricket and the Alice Springs Town Council. The extra bay will be to store equipment for specific events and school carnivals.
  • Girl Guides NT – To refurbish external areas of the Alice Springs Girl Guides Hall and fit new awnings over doors to allow dry entry to the building.
  • Alice Springs Gliding Club – To Purchase a two seat training glider to provide additional gliding training and equipment for experienced gliders.

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss said the grants would allow the Alice Springs based organisations to improve their everyday operations.

“I’m thrilled to announce the four Alice Springs FACE grants and look forward to making further announcements in the near future.” Ms. Moss said.

“Sport and active recreation activities are extremely important in the Northern Territory and they need continued support to grow.”

“They provide fun, healthy competition and encourage participation from children to adults. I hope the FACE grants assist with the day-to-day running of each organisation or facility.” Ms. Moss said.

2017/18 Facility and Capital Equipment grant program will open for applications in July 2017.