G4G Grants Impact Our Youth

29 February 2016

G4G Grant supports Tennis Club membership increase of 30%

Paramount Tennis Club received a $3,700 G4G grant in 2015, which allowed them to increase their club’s membership by 30%.

The club knows how important the role of sport is for growing kids; they set out in providing a facility to better accommodate their smaller size. The club used their granted funds to install 2 ‘Hot Shots’ courts (courts that are kid friendly and appropriately sized), including the netposts, nets and all the accessories.

“The younger children have been very excited to be able to practice within an area more suited to their size” – Karen Armstrong, Secretary of Paramount Tennis Club said.

“We completed the 2015 year with an increase in membership of 30% of which the juniors increased by around 20%. Now whenever we have competition days or coaching clinics we can now cater for the 3-9 year olds. The designated area looks great and the kids feel happy and secure in their own space, which will benefit them for years to come”.

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Getting Underprivileged Kids to Their Cricket Games

A $5,000 grant has allowed Sunshine Heights Cricket Club to transport less-privileged kids to their cricket games.

“The make-up and backgrounds of our junior players means that transportation is a big problem for them as many come from families without both parents, or parents without cars. Therefore being able to provide designated drivers to transport these children is a key part of ensuring they continue to participate and play sport for our club”- Paul Stockwell, President of Sunshine Heights Cricket Club said.

This service is viewed by the club as a key platform in participation growth in the local area and “allowed more than 40 junior players accessing our junior transport program, and numerous new players commencing playing cricket with our club” Paul said.

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Engaging 250 individuals in sport throughout rural Australia

Ngurra Kujungka utilised their G4G grant to purchase sporting equipment which enabled a variety of sporting activities be delivered as part of a Community Participation Program.

“The Program has engaged approximately 250 youth individuals throughout the communities and helped deliver the following outcomes:

  • Increased in physical activity.
  • As delivered before and after school has greatly assisted in help improve school attendance further assisting with the development of education levels.
  • Encouraged adults throughout each community to also get involved and assist in the delivery of the program.
  • And provided Ngurra Kujungka Recreation Officers with training and experience in delivering sporting activity” – Dan Barnes, Project Manager told us.

“The Giving for Grassroots grant was an extremely beneficial grant that fitted in well with our organisation. The equipment purchased will be able to be utilised beyond the specified project completion date to enable the project to continue. This sporting projecting has provided the opportunity to not only improve the level of physical activity but has supported broader community outcomes such as capacity building and sustainability”.
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