The St George community will benefit from $300,000 in funding to support the St George Randwick Hockey Club under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said today.
Mr Coure said the funding will help the Club continue to support the community and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
“This project will replace the original synthetic turf and shock pad with an international-standard surface, which is more water efficient and player friendly,” Mr Coure said.
“This will enable the Club to attract new members and teams to play. Local schools and schools from the wider hockey community will be encouraged to return to the new field.”
Mr Coure said millions of dollars in grants has been awarded to 28 projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and essential community infrastructure.
“Many of our local communities were still grappling with the impacts of the bushfires when COVID-19 hit – the combined devastation of a natural disaster and a pandemic is unfathomable,” Mr Coure said.
“Local organisations are the lifeblood of so many communities, and we want to do everything we can to support them so they can keep their doors open and provide vital services.”
The Infrastructure Grants program in 2020/21 has $10 million available to fund projects to upgrade facilities across arts and culture, community infrastructure, sport and recreation, and disaster readiness.
Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded more than 380 community projects worth $67 million under the Infrastructure Grants Program.
The grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into a statewide funding pool for large-scale community projects.
Applications for the next round of funding open from Monday, 1 February 2021. To find out more information or to apply, please visit responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au