Five netball clubs and associations have received more than $25,000 in grants through Round 1 of the Confident Girls Foundation Community Response Grants initiative.
Supported by Suncorp, the objective of the Confident Girls Foundation Community Response Grant is to support netball and community organisations directly impacted by floods, fires, severe storms, cyclones, and health pandemics during 2019-2021.
Similar to the Bushfire Recovery initiative, there will be grant sizes between $1,500 and $10,000 available. The purpose of these grants is to provide support to netball communities who have been impacted by such events and need help rebuilding.
The first round recipients of the Confident Girls Foundation Community Response Grants are:
Westside Netball Club $5,000
Catani Netball Club $6,500
Gippsland Storm State Netball League $1,500
Pakenham Lions Netball Club $1,500
Mirboo North Football Netball Club $10,000
Confident Girls Foundation Chair Noeleen Dix said the Foundation is delighted to continue providing support to those in need.
“The last two years have been challenging for the netball and general sporting communities, but we are pleased to report that the Confident Girls Foundation remains in a positive situation and we are here to help rebuild sporting communities that have been struggling during these times,” she said.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support and donations that the Foundation receives through the year and it is our pleasure to push these funds back into the community.”
Donations can still be made at donate.netball.com.au and applications for Round 2 of the Confident Girls Foundation Community Response Grants will open in 2022, with dates to be confirmed.
An advisory committee with representatives from Netball Australia, the netball community and the Confident Girls Foundation assessed and moderated all applications, with the Confident Girls Foundation Board providing final approval.
The Confident Girls Foundation uses netball as a vehicle for change to help address emotional, social and physical wellbeing. Since its inception, the Confident Girls Foundation has supported more than 75,000 girls, women and their communities, granted more than $1.7 million, supported more than 860 programs in across 430 Australian locations, with more than 50% in regional, remote and rural communities.
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