Clubs urged to ap­ply for $10k grants

Pilbara News - - Sport - Robert Dougherty

North­ern WA sport­ing clubs are on the hunt for ad­di­tional fund­ing as they vie for $80,000 worth of com­mu­nity sport grants this week.

A to­tal of eight Ori­gin LPG grants, each worth $10,000, will be given to groups from across Aus­tralia to cel­e­brate the role of sport­ing clubs in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

El­i­gi­ble clubs which draw the pub­lic to­gether or work tire­lessly be­hind the scenes are be­ing en­cour­aged to visit orig­inen­ and de­scribe in 250 words or fewer how they would ben­e­fit from one of the grants as part of the pro­gram.

For­mer Aus­tralian Rugby League sports­man Dar­ren Lock­yer said it was an im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity for clubs and he looked for­ward to see­ing the best four ap­pli­cants fea­ture in an Ori­gin LPG TV com­mer­cial about the pro­gram.

“Sport­ing clubs, es­pe­cially in re­gional Aus­tralia where I grew up, are the lifeblood of lo­cal towns,” he said.

“This is a fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive by Ori­gin LPG to give back to lo­cal sport­ing clubs and the com­mu­nity, and a great way for these clubs to se­cure ad­di­tional funds to sup­port our fu­ture sport­ing su­per­stars.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions will be ac­cepted un­til Fe­bru­ary 28 and grant win­ners will be an­nounced in April.

Na­dine Shaw Pho­tog­ra­phy

For­mer NRL, Queens­land and Aus­tralian Rugby League leg­end, Dar­ren Lock­yer is the face of the Ori­gin En­ergy grants scheme. Pic­ture:

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