Northern Territory Minister for Sport and Recreation Matt Conlan
Grants To Enhance Territory Sporting Facilities
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Sport and Recreation Matt Conlan has announced 32 sporting organisations across the Territory will benefit from the 2013 Facility and Capital Equipment Investment Program.
Mr. Conlan said the grants would provide important infrastructure upgrades.
“Improved sporting facilities will lead to more Territorians being more active, which will help build healthier communities.” Mr. Conlan said.
“The Facility and Capital Equipment Investment Program will see $1.1 Million in grants spread across sport and recreation clubs across the Territory.”
“Investing in these organisations will ensure we increase participation in sport and recreation at the grass roots level.”
The Facility and Capital Equipment Investment Program was open to all Territory clubs, groups, peak sporting bodies, active recreation organisations, service deliverers as well as shire and municipal councils. Each organisation could apply for a maximum grant of $50,000 a year.
“This funding will expand the range and reach of sporting organisations across the Territory and enhance their ability to deliver affordable and accessible sport and recreation opportunities competitions, events and programs through the development of their facilities.” Mr. Conlan said.
“Today’s announcement will see funding for upgrades to the cycling centre in Alice Springs, upgrades to the Gove Squash Club, Softball Oval upgrades at Engawala, Tennis club upgrades in Katherine, new cricket training nets in Palmerston, cricket pitch replacement on the Tiwi Islands and a new Surf Sports training facility at Lake Alexander.”
“Recreation organisations such as Girl Guides, Riding for the Disabled, the YMCA and PCYC have also received funding as part of the program, which will allow them to continue to deliver their important services to Territorians.”
“This Government is committed to building a confident culture in all our communities. A culture that focuses on a healthy, active and enjoyable lifestyle taking advantage of the unique features the Northern Territory offers.”
“Territorians love their sport and active recreation and these grants will increase the opportunity for all Territorians to lead active and healthy lifestyles in our great outdoors.” Mr. Conlan said.