Safe shooting grants available
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.