TONY PASIN MP
MEMBER FOR BARKER
ASSISTANT SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT
KAPUNDA GOLF CLUB RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING
Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has congratulated the Kapunda Golf Club on their successful application to Round 8 of the Stronger Communities Program.
The Kapunda Golf Club will receive $20,000 for a new golf kart storage shed.
Kapunda Golf Club continues to grow attracting new members as well as increasing numbers of green fee visitors. With the increasing use of facilities comes the need to safely and securely store additional karts for members and visitors.
Mr Pasin said he was pleased that the Kapunda Golf Club could take advantage of the highly successful funding program.
“The former Coalition Government focused heavily on local capacity building by targeting funding to grassroots community and sporting organisations like the Kapunda Golf Club, enabling them to improve their facilities because well maintained facilities contribute to stronger clubs which in turn contribute to making even stronger communities,” Mr Pasin said.
Since 2016 the Coalition’s Stronger Communities Program has provided small grants to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities. The Program committed funding to over 15,000 community–based projects across Australia.
Community-led projects across Barker have shared in $1,200,000, including Barossa Valley Hockey Association Canteen ($6,000), Barossa Village Community Centre Upgrade ($10,000), Barossa Girl Guide Hall upgrades ($15,000), Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Kitchen upgrades ($8,000), Kapunda Football Club goal posts and clubroom fittings ($17,000), and Kapunda Rotary Club mobile BBQ ($7,500).
“Unfortunately, the Albanese Government has decided not to continue funding for the Stronger Communities Program so whilst it’s fantastic that the Kapunda Golf Club was able to take advantage of this Coalition program it’s very sad those opportunities no longer exist,” Mr Pasin said.
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