The Ballina Outrigger Canoe Club is one of the sports groups benefited in the latest round of grants by NSW Sport.
The Ballina Outrigger Canoe Club is one of the sports groups benefited in the latest round of grants by NSW Sport.

$205K in sports grants announced across Northern Rivers

THIRTY-TWO Northern Rivers sports clubs have received grants from NSW Sports in their latest round of funding, for a total amount that exceeds $205,000.

The announcements were made a local MPs Tamara Smith, Janelle Saffin and Chris Gulaptis.

UPDATE 1.40pm: FOUR sports organisations across the Richmond Valley will receive more than $34,000 to improve the enjoyment and safety of members and spectators as the region emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, NSW MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

"Sports is a big deal for locals and these modest grants are tailored are going to make a big difference," Mr Gulaptis said.
"I am pleased to announce the Nationals in NSW Government have seen fit to fully fund these local bids for sport and facility development and for sport access."

Richmond Valley- Local Sport Grant Program Successful Applicants:

• Casino Netball Association Inc - Seating for inclusion of all diverse & social economic members and their families within the community At Colley Park: $11,951
• Woodburn Pony Club - purchase of safety equipment: $4,512
• Coraki Golf Club Ltd - Upgrade and extension to the existing golf course irrigation system: $15,000
• Casino Town Tennis Club - Purchase of post safety pads, gazebo and water bubbler at the club: $3,055.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY: STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin congratulated 11 local sporting clubs who will share a total of $93,780 in funding under the NSW Government's 2019-2020 Local Sport Grant Program.

Ms Saffin said these small grants would go a long way in the community to increasing regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation across her Electorate of Lismore.

"Our sporting clubs are administered and supported by dedicated bands of volunteers who are at the very heart of our local communities," Ms Saffin said.

Successful sporting clubs and projects for 2019-2020 include:

• Lismore Tennis Club, hit-up wall fencing at Elaine Blanch Tennis Courts - $4,000.
• Northern United Rugby League Football Club, installation of 48-person capacity grandstand seating at Clifford Park - $10,066.
• Northern United Rugby League Football Club - purchase of a computer and financial software for club administration; projector and screen for training purposes: $1,844.
• Northern United Rugby League Football Club - purchase of club jerseys for Dirrawong youth players: $1,750.
• Lismore Basketball Association Incorporated - 2020 representative team uniforms: $5,000.
• Lismore Rugby Club - installation of new seating with shelter at Lismore Rugby Union Club: $15,000.
• Lismore Rugby Club - purchase of playing and training gear for female team: $4,990.
• Richmond River Gun Club Incorporated-Lismore Clay Target Club - purchase of ride-on mower for grounds maintenance: $2,500.
• Far North Coast Hockey Incorporated - travel subsidy for bus hire to Parkes for State representative competition: $2,800.
• Lismore Touch Association - purchase of uniforms and travel subsidy for Under-14 girls' team to compete in the State Cup 2020: $5,000.
• Northern Rivers Kart Club Limited - upgrade off track edging and ripple strips: $13,000.
• Northern Rivers Kart Club Limited - purchase of an electronic lap counting board: $5,000.
• Northern Rivers Kart Club Limited - design and implement a program for all karters joining the club to get race ready: $2,000.
• Murwillumbah Vulcans Australian Football Club Incorporated - subsidised fees for youth players, uniforms and storage cabinet: $4,000.
• Murwillumbah Rowing Club - purchase of rowing exercise bike: $2,000.
• Urbenville and District Campdraft Association - purchase of steel portable panels to rebuild the external ring fence at Urbenville Showgrounds: $14,830.

ORIGINAL STORY: THE first 17 sports clubs benefited by the NSW Government's Local Sports Grant Program latest round of funding in Northern NSW have been announced.

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina announced $77.5k in funding for 17 clubs in the Ballina electorate.

"While we all acknowledge that the health of our community has been the top priority over the past few months it is fair to say that not being able to play team sports has been hard, particularly for young people, and it's been hard on the volunteers who keep those sporting clubs going." Ms Smith said.

"I'm particularly pleased to support Byron Bay Football club's project to increase the participation of girls in sport through the Girls Miniroos Football Carnival.

"The Ballina Netball Association Umpires will now be able to undertake important training, development and mentoring through Netball NSW.

"This funding will support the Alstonville Amateur Swimming club to participate in regional and higher-level meets." Ms Smith added.

Ballina electorate - Local Sport Grant Program Successful Applicants

• Northern Rivers Outrigger Canoe Club Inc - Paddles, safety equipment, new boats: $8,033

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• Richmond River Sailing Club - Training boats: $5,000

• Alstonville Football Club Inc - Coaching certificates for Alstonville coaches: $2,000

• Byron Bay Football Club - Girls Only Football Carnival: $5,000

• Byron Bay Football Club - FFA C License course for SAP and high performance coaches: $2,000

• Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club Inc - NRDW L0 Coaching Development Program: $2,000

• Ballina Netball Association - Umpire and umpire mentor development: $800

• Alstonville Amateur Swimming Team - Travel Assistance: $5,000

• Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club - Uniforms and equipment for football inclusion program: $4,125

• Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club - Subsidised registration fees for

players with special needs: $5,000

• Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby Club Inc - Subsidies costs for junior rugby

players to attend a regional carnival and national training Camp 2020: $5,000

• Mullumbimby Tennis Association Inc - Mullumbimby Tennis Club wheelchair access ramp repairs: $3,897

• Ballina Petanque Club Inc - Additional piste (playing area): $10,000

• Wollongbar Warriors: Sports access and equipment founding project $3,455

• Ballina Outrigger Canoe Club Inc - To do a canoe for two: $4,400

• Ballina Hockey Club - Safety netting behind goal areas: $6,865

• Byron Bay Basketball Association Inc - Support for under 14 girls representative team: