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Posted by Equestrian South Australia on 11/02/2015.

Club Development Grants – Submissions Open

Equestrian Australia (EA) is pleased to announce the return of the Club Development Grants – offering $30,000 in funding assistance to affiliated clubs to go towards improving facilities, assisting in building membership and developing equestrian activities at the community level.

16 Clubs shared the $30,000 funding pool when the grants were first offered in 2013/14,  including the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled. The club put the funding they received towards upgrading their current equipment at the centre and the building of their new arena.

“Our centre received a grant for a dressage arena which we have purchased and used for in-house training for our dressage squad which now consists of six very keen riders of varied ability,” said President and head coach at the club, Mathilde Sormani.

Clubs can apply for Grants under one of two categories: Club equipment and facilities upgrades or club development and recruitment programs.  Entry is via the online form available on the EA website.

Grant recipients will be selected based on their submission, the needs of the club and the impact the funding will have on current and potential members as well as the local community.

Equestrian Australia CEO, Grant Baldock said the Club development program would benefit clubs while assisting in the development of the sport.

“The grassroots club system is vital to the growth of equestrian sport, and this Grant program provides funds to areas where it is really needed and will go a long way to benefiting the future of the sport.” 

Submissions are now being accepted and close 10:00pm Sunday 22nd March 2015. Applications must be submitted via the online form.

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