According to Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope there are several funding opportunities currently available that may be of interest to local groups through the Local Sport Grant Program and the Safe Shooting Program.
“Applications close on October 6 for The Local Sport Grant Program which provides four project types with funding available as follows; Sport Development: $250 - $2,000. Community Sport Events: $250 - $5,000. Sport Access: $250 - $5,000 and Facility Development: $1,000 - $20,000.
Funding is available to incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots sport clubs, from licenced sporting clubs providing the project directly benefits the sport and is not located within the licenced premises and sport clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right,” Councillor Hope said.
“An organisation may apply for more than one project but must register separate projects for different project types and they may only apply for one project under each project type. $50,000 has been allocated for successful projects within each NSW electorate. Full details can be found at https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport,” he continued.
“Applications for the Safe Shooting Program close on October 13. The primary focus for the 2017-2018 round of funding is to enable clubs and ranges to connect with the new Firearms and Licensing Communications Online Network (FALCON) system being developed by the NSW Firearms Registry. Grants are available from $500 to $20,000. NSW incorporated, community based not-for-profit shooting, hunting and collecting clubs and shooting ranges in NSW approved and administered by the NSW Firearms Registry are eligible to apply by going online at - https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/safeshooting. The Office of Sport administers the Safe Shooting Program on behalf of the Office for Police, Department of Justice,” he said.
Councillor Hope said local arts groups may find an Arts Grant Writing Basics workshop, to be held at the Royal Theatre Quirindi on 22 November between 1.30 and 4.30pm and run by Arts NorthWest very useful. He said the cost is $25 per person and the workshop will offer handy tips to individuals and community organisations applying for arts grants plus the tools and techniques provided will increase the chance to win the support needed to get good ideas off the ground. Book online at www.trybooking.com/RKKT or call 6732 4988 for more information.
“It really is important that local organisations take advantage of all opportunities available that can help them gain funding for their projects,” Councillor Hope concluded.