Netball WA will support more than $2.6 million in facilities upgrades around the State, following the latest distribution of funding from the Netball WA Community Facilities Fund (CFF).
A total of nine applications were submitted, with more than $35,000 in funding approved to five successful applicants, including four large grants and one small grant.
Developed following the inaugural Netball Community Raffle in 2015, the Netball WA Community Facilities Fund aims to assist Netball WA affiliated Regions, Associations and Clubs to access funding to help with planning for new facilities, upgrades to existing facilities and the purchase of infrastructure equipment.
The CFF has two categories; small grants, which are less than $2,000, and large grants, which are $2,000 to $10,000.
The Fremantle Netball Association, Rossmoyne Netball Club, Success Netball Association and the City of Kwinana, on behalf of All Sortz Netball Club, have all been successful in their applications for large grants, while the Leschenault Netball Association will utilise their small grant to purchase new electronic scoreboards.
The Fremantle Netball Association will use their grant to supplement $1.8 million funding from the State Government for upgrades to buildings around their Gibson Park courts, while the All Sortz Netball Club will utilise the funds to go towards courtside shelters and lights at the City of Kwinana facility.
Rossmoyne Netball Club’s funds will be used to upgrade storage, toilet and shelter facilities, while the Success Netball Association will extend existing shelter around their courts.
Netball WA Chief Executive Officer Simon Taylor praised the quality of applications.
“The Netball WA Community Facilities Fund is a fantastic initiative that enables Regions, Associations and Clubs across Western Australia the opportunity to upgrade their facilities, so it was exciting to see so many strong applications this year,” Taylor said.
“These grants will enable the successful applicants to ensure their participants have access to quality facilities and continue to support the growth of the game.”
“I strongly urge the West Australian netball community to continue to support the Netball Community Raffle and in turn the Netball WA Community Facilities Fund, for the benefit of all involved in our game.”
All applicants have now been contacted, with those unsuccessful urged to re-apply next year.