Council approves grant funding for local sporting clubs

Kart racing at the Midwest Kart Club

Kart racing at the Midwest Kart Club

Kart drivers, BMX riders and soccer players are one-step closer to training and competing at improved sporting facilities after Council approved applications to improve club infrastructure via the State Government’s Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

The Midwest Kart Club’s application for $42,305 to renew the surface of their racing track along with applications for $20,973 and $25,300 to replace the existing metal halide flood light luminaries with energy efficient LEDS at Woorree Park BMX track and the Eighth Street West soccer grounds respectively now await the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries approval under the CSRFF funding scheme.

 

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries CSRFF assists sporting clubs to develop and improve their infrastructure.

“The CSRFF funding program is open to all sporting clubs who want to increase participation their particular sport or recreation by providing quality facilities that are sustainable,” he said.

“Council is always keen to support clubs who work hard to raise one-third of the funds needed to make improvements to their facilities which ultimately benefits the community.

“All three of these organisations provide people of all ages with important sports and recreation opportunities that unite and bring our community together.”

CSRFF grants are offered as one-third funding contributions from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. The remaining two-thirds of project costs are equally shared by the applicant and the City.