Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott has announced Castle Hill BMX Club has received $25,000 in NSW Government funding to replace a 30 year old BMX start gate with a new barrel safety start gate to improve rider safety.
“I am delighted to announce funding for grassroots sport in the Hills,” Mr Elliott said
“This funding will not only improve rider safety, but it will allow Castle Hill BMX club to spend their valuable resources on promoting their sport and club rather than maintenance.
“This funding reduces barriers to participation and makes sport more accessible, which in turns encourages more people from across the Hills to get active and healthy through sport.
“By improving the grassroots infrastructure, the NSW Government is also helping to strengthen our local community through sport.”
NSW Sports Minister Gabrielle Upton added the funding was part of the NSW Government’s Participation and Facility Program which assists grassroots organisations improve local sporting facilities as well as encouraging people to get involved in recreational activities.
“As Minister for Sport and Recreation, I am passionate about encouraging more people of all ages, from all walks of life, to get active through sport,” Ms Upton said.
“I have seen firsthand how modern facilities make sport more accessible which in turns encourages more people to get off the couch and get active.
“I would encourage sporting groups and councils who are considering improving local sporting facilities or starting a new program aimed at increasing participation to apply now for Round Two of the program before applications close on 2 April.”
For more information and to apply, visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02.