$700k in grants to boost sport

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS - PHILLIPPA BUTT

COM­MU­NITY sports are set to ben­e­fit from more than $700,000 in grants.

The Fa­cil­ity and Cap­i­tal Equip­ment Grant Pro­gram pro­vides up to $100,000 in funds to el­i­gi­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions for in­fra­struc­ture and equip­ment that sup­ports phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and com­mu­nity well­be­ing, with flow-on ben­e­fits for lo­cal busi­nesses and lo­cal job cre­ation.

Humpty Doo & Ru­ral Golf Club is re­ceiv­ing a $100,000 grant to build-in the ex­ist­ing ve­randa area to de­velop an air­con­di­tioned area for club func­tions and al­low the club to host mul­ti­ple events at one time.

An­other re­cip­i­ent, the Atyemhenge Atherre Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion, re­ceived $100,000 to grass and ir­ri­gate the Santa Teresa Oval.

The works will in­clude the in­stal­la­tion of an ir­ri­gation sys­tem, re­fur­bish­ment of the ex­ist­ing wa­ter stor­age tank, re­pair and re­place­ment of the as­so­ci­ated wa­ter sup­ply in­fra­struc­ture and pre­par­ing and main­tain­ing the oval with grass.

Cul­ture Min­is­ter Lau­ren Moss said sport and recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties were “im­por­tant for grow­ing and con­nect­ing our com­mu­ni­ties”.

FACE grants are avail­able an­nu­ally for plan­ning, the build­ing of new and im­prov­ing ex­ist­ing sport and ac­tive recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties in the North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

The next round will be open July 2019.

Cul­ture Min­is­ter Lau­ren Moss

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