Community TAB of Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has awarded Carey Park Football, Sporting and Community Club a $4000 grant as one of the first sporting clubs to receive a grants after the program was launched in November.
Out of over 200 sporting clubs from around WA who applied for a grant from Community TAB, Carey Park Football, Sporting and Community Club is one of two groups to receive a grant this month.
The grant will go towards upgrades to the facilities of the Club.
Carey Park Football, Sporting and Community Club Secretary Keren Stewart said the grant means a lot to the Club as it relies on fundraising and sponsors to continue to operate and provide facilities that are not only operational but safe as well.
“The grant will be allow us to make much needed upgrades to the Club’s kitchen which is used for functions, game days and community events,” Ms Stewart said.
“Our Club’s aim is continue to provide a healthy social family environment and continue to provide a pathway for junior players to senior level and beyond both in football and netball.
“We would like to thank Community TAB for the making grants like this available to community Clubs like ours and for giving back to the community.”
RWWA Chief Executive Officer Richard Burt said it is an exciting new initiative for Community TAB and a great opportunity for sporting clubs.
“We recognise the importance of grass roots sport throughout WA and understand that it takes time and resources to keep a club running within the community, so we are excited to be giving the opportunity to help relieve this burden on clubs,” Mr Burt said.
“RWWA has been supporting the WA sport and recreation industry for many years through providing over $30million of TAB turnover over 10 years to the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and more recently through Community TAB sponsoring the WA Football League and WA Integrated Football Program.
“Community TAB has been giving back to the WA community since 2014 through major partnerships, state-wide fundraising programs and sponsorship of prestigious events.”
Community TAB will provide one grant each month to a sporting club to further their contribution to the sport and recreation industry in WA.
Once a club applies for a grant, the application will stay within the pool until the grant is awarded.
Sporting clubs can apply for a grant at communitytab.com.au. Terms and Conditions apply.