Latest Community Grants Round Benefits Local Sporting Clubs

Published: 20th October 2021

Council has today agreed to award more than $20,700 to five Mount Isa sporting clubs, as part of Round 1 of Council’s 2021-22 Community Grants and Events Sponsorship Program.

The recipients are:

  • Mount Isa Pistol Club: $2500
  • Mount Isa Golf Club: $3201
  • Mount Isa Amateur Netball Association: $5000
  • Parkside United Junior Football Club: $5000
  • Stack City Mountain Bike Club Inc.: $5000

The Mount Isa Pistol Club’s funding will be used to purchase an automated external defibrillator for its club premises. This type of defibrillator can be used by anybody in an emergency.

Mount Isa Golf Club will use its funding to purchase the OneGolf System software and app subscription, which will significantly assist the club’s volunteers and enhance golfers’ experience by providing real-time scores and leader boards, as well as assist with online bookings and competitions.

The Mount Isa Amateur Netball Association’s funding will go towards purchasing a new commercial deep fryer for the association’s canteen.

The deep fryer will provide food in a timely manner and support young people voluntarily learning and working in the canteen.

Parkside United Junior Football Club’s funds will be spent on sheeting walls inside its new office at its training grounds.

The office will become a valuable asset to the club and the soccer community, providing a space for the club’s committee to assist current and future members.

Stack City Mountain Bike Club Inc. will use its money to purchase a club trailer, which will be used to carry around bikes, maintenance equipment and marquees.

It will also enable the club to maintain and build its tracks more easily and have all of its event equipment in one convenient place when it holds events.

The Events Sponsorship funding was agreed on at a Council Special Meeting held in late September. The five recipients were awarded more than $18,500 and are as follows:

  • Mount Isa School of Dance: $7500, for their upcoming “Under the Sea” dance production
  • Young People Ahead Youth and Community Services Inc.: $2791, for their school holiday program
  • St Joseph’s Catholic School: $4245, for their 2021 St Joseph’s Family Fiesta
  • Commerce North West: $3500, for the 2021 Jemena Northern Outback Business Awards
  • Mount Isa Pacific Goodwill Partnership Inc.: $500, for their Fun Talent Show Pageant.

Deputy Mayor Phil Barwick said: “Our Community Grants and Sponsorship Program is one way that Council and ratepayers can assist community organisations with their endeavours and add to the social capacity and the vibrancy within the city. Congratulations to all of the very deserving recipients of this round of the program, who all submitted very good applications.”

Mayor Danielle Slade said it’s important that we support local sports and community groups in Mount Isa.

“Sport and recreation help build healthier, happier and safer communities. It’s also a place where lifelong friends are made,” Cr Slade said.