Safe shoot­ing grants avail­able

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES -

Mem­ber for Al­bury, Greg Aplin on Mon­day an­nounced ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the Safe Shoot­ing Pro­gram to help de­liver up­grades to shoot­ing clubs and ranges across NSW.

Mem­ber for Al­bury, Greg Aplin said ap­pli­ca­tions could be sub­mit­ted for sport and recre­ation, arts and cul­ture, and emer­gency pre­pared­ness un­til Mon­day, Septem­ber 24.

“This fund­ing can make a real dif­fer­ence to the lo­cal com­mu­nity, ei­ther by pro­vid­ing new or im­proved sport­ing or cul­tural fa­cil­i­ties, or by pro­tect­ing lo­cal res­i­dents in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions,” Mr Aplin said.

“This year will see the NSW Gov­ern­ment com­plete its com­mit­ment to in­vest $50 mil­lion into com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture projects across NSW in four years.”

The fund­ing is pro­vided through the Club­grants Cat­e­gory 3 pro­gram, which re­ceives a con­tri­bu­tion from reg­is­tered clubs’ gam­ing ma­chine prof­its to ben­e­fit lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Fund­ing ranges are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and cul­ture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emer­gency pre­pared­ness and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recre­ation.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the cur­rent round of In­fra­struc­ture Grants are open from Septem­ber 3 to 24.

For more in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing de­tails on how to ap­ply for grants, visit https://www.re­spon­si­blegam­bling.nsw.gov.au/in­fras­truc­ture­grants/in­fra­struc­ture-grants.

Mr Aplin said that the grants will al­low clubs and ranges to con­tinue to up­grade their fa­cil­i­ties safely and to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for the com­mu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the sport.

“It is im­por­tant that the com­mu­nity can prac­tice their sport in a safe en­vi­ron­ment and the Safe Shoot­ing Pro­gram as­sists in fa­cil­i­tat­ing this”, Mr Aplin said.

“These grants help to pro­vide a great op­por­tu­nity for all clubs and ranges to re­view and eval­u­ate cap­i­tal up­grades, and to con­tinue to pro­vide safe and ac­ces­si­ble ac­cess to clubs and ranges.”

For the 2018-2019 year one off ‘mi­cro­grants’ up to $1,000 will also be con­sid­ered for a small non-ongoing project, for ex­am­ple:

pro­vi­sion of first aid cour­ses for vol­un­teer mem­bers; the in­stal­la­tion of safe stor­age fa­cil­i­ties; or pro­vid­ing trans­port for peo­ple with a dis­a­bil­ity to at­tend an open day to try the sport of shoot­ing.

Grants are open un­til Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8. For more in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply visit www. sport.nsw.gov.au/grants.

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