26 Nov, 2015

Grants Give Local Recreation and Sport A Boost

City of Adelaide has endorsed a range of recreation and sport grants totalling $65,000 to help local organisations continue to play a vital role in the community.

The grants – part of the first round of 2015/16 grants – support a broad range of recreation and sport programs, events and activities.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said that Council’s funding enabled a range of programs and events to take place, which continue to provide great benefits to the local community.

“These initiatives help provide an economic boost, encourage more visitors to our city and enhance Adelaide’s reputation as a sport and recreation hub,” said Martin.

“The grants are a great way for Council to directly support important community-based activities.”

Grants for recreation and sports were given to programs that encouraged and increased people’s participation rates in physical activity, utilised public spaces, promoted emerging or minority sports and contributed to the overall vibrancy of the city.

The grants, included $50,000 for Wilderness School to assist with irrigation upgrades to Park 6 / Nantu Wama, $10,000 to Life. Be in It for a corporate cycling event in Victoria Park / Pakapapakanthi and $5,000 to Tennis SA to install new gate access technology in Park 1 / Pirltawardli.

Vanessa Price, Campus Coordinator at Wilderness School, said the grant was greatly appreciated and would make a real difference for all users.

“The generous grant from the City of Adelaide will allow for the upgrade of aged irrigation, to improve water efficiency and enhance the condition of the playing fields, benefiting Wilderness School; sporting clubs and residents.”

Find out more about City of Adelaide recreation and sports funding.

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Matthew Halliwell