On Monday, 14 August, Sporties hosted its first ClubGRANTS Presentation Evening.
Six community partners and our five sporting codes were invited to attend the event where they were formally presented with their funding cheques for the 2023 ClubGRANTS year.
Our recipients were:
A program which provides school holiday clinics for boys and girls, teaching them about movement, exercise, and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. The funding provided by Sporties means kids in the local area can attend these clinics – free of charge.
GEORGES RIVER LIFE CARE
For Community Connect. This program supports individuals and families experiencing social issues like family violence, financial hardship, and isolation – offering emergency food aid and a fortnightly free lunch with children’s activities, to help them feel part of the community. The funding provided by Sporties will help 200 families in need, in the local area.
LIVERPOOL NEIGHBOURHOOD CONNECTIONS
This organisation supports local women from non-English speaking backgrounds who are looking to get into the workforce. They offer a six-week workshop on personal development and job readiness where they work on interview skills, resume writing, and communication skills – with child minding provided. The funding provided by Sporties will support 22 women through this program.
HEROES WITH ABILITY SPORTS ACTIVITIES
This organisation provides a specialised weekly sport program for students with a disability. It is delivered through their school and promotes fun, teamwork, inclusion, and fitness, through physical learning. The funding provided by Sporties will facilitate this program for 100 students.
For their NurtureTime program at Liverpool Hospital.
This funding will allow Miracle Babies to deliver 15 sessions of NurtureTime each week, offering in-hospital peer support for families with babies born premature or sick. It is delivered by parents who have been through a similar journey and aims to reduce the risk of parental mental illness. This grant will allow Miracle Babies to support up to 5000 families in the local area.
For their Speech Therapy in Schools. This program sees speech pathologists work with Nuwarra Public School to support children with speech, language, and communication challenges. It also offers support to teachers to better assist their students. The funding from Sporties will provide this program for 32 students at the school.
MOOREBANK SOCCER CLUB
This funding will help the club to provide players of all ages with new training and game day uniforms for the season ahead, equipment for training, a First Aid Kit for each team, and will provide access to a Technical Director for volunteer coaches so they feel supported throughout the season.
MOOREBANK SPORTS NETBALL CLUB
This funding will help the club cover costs associated with State Age Championships, coaching courses and clinics, equipment, clubhouse maintenance, and presentation awards and trophies.
MOOREBANK SPORTS BASEBALL CLUB
This funding will go towards the repair of batting cages that have been damaged by bad weather, the purchase of two new ZOOKA machines for training and game days, and for presentation day – to offer a family fun day for all members of the club.
MOOREBANK RUGBY LEAGUE
This funding will be used to cover the costs of the Junior presentation day and Senior presentation night, participation trophies for all players, field maintenance, and the creation of a yearbook.
MOOREBANK CRICKET CLUB
This funding will go towards replacing the synthetic turf for both cricket nets at Hammondville Oval as the current surface is worn. It will also help to repair the netting in the training area.
In total, Sporties contributed $104,870 to local community organisations in this ClubGRANTS year, and an additional $182,787 to our sporting codes.
In addition to our ClubGRANTS funding, Sporties has also provided support through in-kind donations and sponsorships totalling $130,000.
TOTAL CONTRIBUTION: $417,657
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