TONY PASIN MP
MEMBER FOR BARKER
ASSISTANT SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT
MILLICENT GYMNASTICS TUMBLES TO NEW LENGTHS
Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has congratulated the Millicent Gymnastics Club on their successful application to Round 8 of the Stronger Communities Program.
The Club will receive $20,000 through the Federal Government Program to upgrade their tumble trampoline.
The Club wish to extend the length of the trampoline from 6 metres to 18 metres long for members to connect more skills.
Mr Pasin said he was pleased that, as a non-for-profit organisation, Millicent Gymnastics could take advantage of the highly successful funding program to the benefit of over 200 Club members as well as the NDIS participants and school groups who use the facility.
“The former Coalition Government focused heavily on local capacity building by targeting funding to grassroots community organisations like the Millicent Gymnastics Club, enabling them to improve community assets and facilities because well-equipped organisations contribute to stronger communities,” Mr Pasin said.
“For over 80 years the Millicent Gymnastics Club has been part of the local community. It’s vital that the Club receives the support needed to ensure they remain an important part of the community for generations to come,” 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.
“Unfortunately, the Albanese Government has decided not to continue funding for the Stronger Communities Program so whilst it’s fantastic that the Millicent Gymnastics 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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