One Highlands sporting club has secured a $17,522 grant towards new equipment, facilities and programs.
Seven sport and recreation clubs across the state will share $4 million through the State Government Local Sport Grants Program.
The Southern Highlands Carriage Club was successful in securing $17,522 under the program.
The grant will go towards a perimeter fencing upgrade and new horse yards.
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Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward said the grant aims to increase participation, facility upgrades, equipment and training.
“Sport is a vital part of the Highlands community,” Ms Goward said.
“These grants will provide essential funds to our local clubs, to help increase participation in sport and active recreation and contribute to improved social, health and cultural outcomes.”
President of the Southern Highlands Carriage Club, John Wood said “The Carriage Club is delighted to receive the funding. We’ve already started work on the fence upgrade.
“The old fence was over 40 years old and mostly rusty wire and broken posts,” Mr Wood said.
“The new fence will significantly improve safety for our members and provide better visuals for their animals.
“The grant money will also go to building horse yards that will allow for carriage driving participation from beyond the Highlands.”
Sport is a vital part of the Highlands community.Pru Goward
Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government was proud to support the program.
“These funds will help encourage people in the Highlands community, regardless of their age or ability, to get involved in sport and active recreation,” Mr Ayres said.