Singleton community and sport groups secure $63,116 in funding

Roof top solar panels, a new electronic scoreboard and improved disability access are among the community projects to receive funding through the State Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.

ALL SMILES: Michael Johnsen with members of the Singleton Roosters AFL Club  in front of the soon to be replaced scoreboard.

ALL SMILES: Michael Johnsen with members of the Singleton Roosters AFL Club in front of the soon to be replaced scoreboard.

“I congratulate all our local organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area,” said Michael Johnsen, member for Upper Hunter.

“This is fantastic news for Singleton, and this grassroots funding will directly help to create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and/or recreational outcomes for our local area.”

Singleton received $63,116 in funding and the The list of successful projects 2018 are:

  • Singleton Neighbourhood Centre   $23,109
  • Singleton Australian Football Club Inc. $18,291
  • Singleton Netball Association Inc.  $11,616
  • Northern Agricultural  Assoc Inc. Singleton   $10,100

Singleton Neighbourhood Centre (SNC) will be spending their grant on fitting solar panels onto the roof of  their Open Door facility which opened earlier this year.

SNC co-ordinator Judy Mitchell said the organisation is hoping to cover the entire roof of the shed with panels.

“We already have solar panels on our office building’s roof and with these additional panels our aim to become as self sufficient as we can for power generation or at the very least ensure we don’t receive a hefty power bill,” she said.

At the Singleton AFL Roosters Club the funding will go towards a new electronic scoreboard for their playing field at Rose Point Park. The Club has already raised $11,000 for the scoreboard so they are now very close to reaching their target for funding the project.

Northern Agricultural Association (NAA) president David Williams was extremely pleased to see the showground receive further financial support.

Their monies will be spend on disability access with the removal and replacement of existing paths and the upgrade of others on the showground at a total costs of $15,400.