Money for Sports Clubs – Northern Beaches Advocate

Funding of up to $50,000 is available for sports clubs wishing to upgrade their facilities.

The Northern Beaches Council has opened applications for the 2022/23 round of sports and recreation infrastructure grants. With a total of $100,000 in funding available, clubs can apply for amounts between $10,000 and $50,000 to fund improvement projects.

Funds must be invested in new or improved sports infrastructure at a facility owned or managed by the Council and achieve the program objectives:

  • Increase opportunities for participation in sports, recreation and active play
  • Improve the viability of sports and recreational groups
  • Develop safe, accessible and family-friendly facilities

To be eligible to apply for funding, organizations must:

  • be incorporated and non-profit
  • be current with any grant reports and/or discharges from any previous Council grant programs
  • not receive funding for the same stream/project that has already been funded through a Council grants program

Mayor Michael Regan encouraged sports organizations to take advantage of available funding and apply before the 9/11 deadline.

“Grants are a great opportunity to get those small to medium improvements for your club or sports facility. For example, last year’s grants are being used to install solar panels on the Manly Croquet Club building, renew the lighting at the Belrose Tennis Club, and the Manly Warringah Kayak Club invested $10,000 in equipment upgrades for women of Berry Reserve. Check out the requirements and apply now”, asked Mayor Regan.

Previous Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Grant Recipients:

2021/22
A total of $282,252 has been requested with a total of $100,000 available.

  • $30,000 to the Belrose Tennis Club to upgrade the lighting of three tennis courts with LED lights at the Belrose Tennis Center
  • $10,000 to Collaroy Plateau Cricket Club to upgrade the club building at Collaroy Plateau Park with a new canopy
  • $10,000 to the Mona Vale Surf Lifesaving Club to install new surf lifesaving equipment racks in the club building
  • $10,000 to the Manly Croquet Club to install new solar panels on the club building in Keirle Park, Manly
  • $10,000 to Manly Warringah BMX Club to install a new covered area and upgrade the track starting shelter with a concrete surface at the JJ Melbourne Hills Memorial Reserve BMX Complex
  • $10,000 to the Manly Warringah Kayak Club for an upgrade to women’s equipment in the club building at Berry Reserve
  • $10,000 to the Narrabeen Junior Rugby Union Club to upgrade the North Narrabeen reserve rugby/baseball clubhouse, including a new outdoor electric BBQ
  • $10,000 to Mona Vale Golf Club to improve the path to the 1st tee

2020/21
A total of $439,271 has been requested with a total of $100,000 available.

  • $33,940 to the Narraweena Tennis Club to resurface two synthetic turf tennis courts at the Narraweena Tennis Center
  • $17,500 to the Terrey Hills Tennis Club to upgrade the lighting of four tennis courts with LED lights at the Terrey Hills Tennis Center
  • $13,500 to the Careel Bay Tennis Club to install a sunshade on the playing field at the Careel Bay Tennis Center
  • $13,000 to Mona Vale Bowling Club to improve the lane at the Mona Vale Bowling Club complex
  • $12,500 to Long Reef Golf Club to replace two emergency access doors and improve the entrance to the multi-use building at Long Reef Golf Course
  • $9,560 to Mona Vale Golf Club to restore path to 11th tee at Mona Vale Golf Course

2019/20
A total of $402,766 has been requested with a total of $100,000 available.

  • $25,000 to the Narraweena Tennis Club to replace the Narraweena Tennis Center indoor court perimeter and fencing
  • $20,000 to the Mona Vale Golf Club to improve the drainage of the 3rd and 13th fairways of the Mona Vale Golf Course
  • $16,680 to the Manly Warringah Touch Association to upgrade the North Lodge canteen at the Nolan Reserve
  • $14,950 to the Belrose Tennis Club to resurface an artificial grass tennis court at the Belrose Tennis Center
  • $12,440 to the Balgowlah Tennis Club to upgrade the lighting of two tennis courts with LED lights at the Balgowlah Tennis Center
  • $10,930 to Wakehurst Golf Club for a new course at the 10th hole and stairs upgrades at the 13th tee at Wakehurst Golf Course

2018/19
A total of $274,995 has been requested with a total of $100,000 available.

  • $25,000 to the Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association for new cricket nets at Nolan Reserve
  • $23,909 to the Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club to upgrade the lodge locker rooms at Jamieson Park
  • $20,000 to Mona Vale Golf Club for the replacement of the 12th green of the Mona Vale Golf Course
  • $17,000 to Manly Croquet Club for new sprinkler system at Keirle Park Croquet Complex
  • $14,091 to Beacon Hill Junior Rugby League Football Club to upgrade the canteen and for a new undercover area at the Beacon Hill Sports Field clubhouse

2017/18
A total of $463,456.62 has been requested with a total of $100,000 available.

  • $28,600 to Collaroy Tennis Club for court resurfacing
  • $19,030 to Forest Rugby for first aid, referees and women’s locker rooms
  • $16,453 to Newport Bowling Club for shade sails
  • $15,000 to the Manly Warringah Football Association for a scoreboard at Cromer Park
  • $14,900 to Mona Vale Bowling Club to redo green grass and wheelchair ramp
  • $6,017 to the Allambie Tennis Community Tennis Club for bathroom renovations and accessibility upgrades

Applications for the grant program are open until Sunday, September 11 at midnight and can be made online.

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