SAFE SHOOTING GRANTS AVAILABLE TO LOCAL CLUBS
Applications are now open for $600,000 in grants to help deliver safe capital upgrades to shooting clubs and ranges across NSW.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said with a number of shooting and pistol clubs in the electorate there is plenty of opportunity to upgrade and improve local facilities to provide opportunities for the community to safely participate in the sport.
“We have previously seen a number of clubs take advantage of the Safe Shooting Program which allows the community to practice the sport in a safe environment.
“This is about ensuring our local clubs have the assistance they need to keep their facilities at a high standard.”
The primary focus for the 2017-2018 round of funding is to enable clubs and ranges to connect with the new Firearms and Licensing Communications Online Network (FALCON) system being developed by the NSW Firearms Registry.
“Our local pistol clubs and ranges are iconic in our region and we want to ensure they stay that way long into the future,” Mr Anderson said.
“These grants help to provide a great opportunity for all clubs and ranges to review and evaluate capital upgrades, and to continue to provide safe and accessible access to clubs and ranges.”
Grants are open until 13 October 2017. For more information and to apply visit sport.nsw.gov.au/ grants or phone 13 13 02.