Funding program helps club grow

Read about how Council is helping sporting and community clubs to develop.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 54 - March 2017.   City Limits 54 front cover photo

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Local sporting and community clubs are improving their grounds and facilities thanks to an innovative Council funding program.

The Community Facilities Partnership Program aims to help clubs grow by upgrading a wide range of infrastructure including clubrooms, courts and flood lighting.

The program involves clubs working with Council, State and Federal governments and other organisations to raise funding for the total value of a project.

Clubs that have benefitted from the scheme include the Hallett Cove Netball Club which now has re-surfaced courts.

New lighting has been installed at Edwardstown Oval and clubrooms upgraded and a balcony installed the Cove Sports Club.

All sporting clubs and community groups that lease or licence a Marion Council-owned facility are eligible to submit an application.

The funding is available for improvements to existing infrastructure and can be used for upgrading or replacing:

  • Clubrooms
  • Halls
  • Playing fields
  • Drainage
  • Sports courts
  • Support infrastructure – car parks, pathways, disability access

Day-to-day maintenance work is not eligible for funding.

The Community Facilities Partnership Program enables clubs to identify and seek funding for projects through a formal process.

The program was launched in 2010 and is expected to provide about $20 million of Council funding to clubs by 2020.

For more information, contact manager sport and recreation James O’Hanlon on james.o’ or 0466 432 894.


City Limits Magazine

The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.

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