City of Canning sporting clubs come into big funding

City of Canning sporting clubs come into big funding

SPORTING clubs throughout the City of Canning will receive grants and endorsements through the council’s Community Partnership Fund.

The policy provides grants up to $25,000 towards sports and recreation projects and grants greater than $5000 are referred to council for consideration and approval.

Clubs can seek parallel funding from the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR), which requires council to rank grant applications and submit them to the Community Sporting and Recreation Fund.

The Canning Club, the Canning Vale pistol and small bore rifle shooting club was granted $41,415 for the renewal of lease and the construction of partly enclosed shed at the ranges.

The money came from two streams, $25,000 from the fund and $22,415 from the 2016/17 budget surplus.

The total project cost is $171,286, including a $57,095 grant from the DSR and $47,415 contributed by the Canning Club and $19,360 in-kind volunteer time.

The council a Clifton Park changing room upgrade as number one in submissions to the DSR and a Willetton Bowling Club turf replacement, for which it would seek $102,747 from the City of Canning, which exceeds the grant sub maximum under the Community Partnership Fund.

The council cited a pre-election pledge by Member for Tangney Ben Morton to provide $250,000 in Federal funding.

Council noted that if the City received confirmation from Mr Morton that the Government would honour its re-election promise the priority of the project would be reassessed.