North Lakes Sports Club has officially launched its new Rising Star Fund which provides financial assistance to talented athletes, coaches and officials in the local area.
“We understand that the costs required to compete in representative sport can quickly pile up, so the club is here to help,” said Tony Clarke, Sport & Community Manager for the CSC Group.
“Through our existing Sporting Development Fund we already know that the North Lakes and surrounding community has plenty of emerging talent, so we expect interest in the Rising Stars Fund to be very strong,” added Clarke.
The program has been replicated from the successful Caboolture Sports Club Rising Stars Fund program which began in 2000 and has now provided more than $350,000 in donations to over 1,200 recipients over the past 10 years.
Rising Stars applicants can be of any age, although parents of juniors must apply on behalf of their child, and can be athletes, coaches or competition officials who have gained high-level selection or event entry.
To be eligible for funding applicants must meet various criteria including being a current member of the CSC Group; reside in divisions 4 or 7 of Moreton Bay Regional Council; and, provide official proof of selection or entry into a recognised regional, state or national sporting event.
Amounts of up to $150 for regional, $250 for state and $400 for national-level selections can be provided, depending on the level of event entry, and applicants are able to apply each time they receive a high-level selection.
Funding for Rising Stars Fund and the club’s existing Sporting Development Fund is provided by the members of North Lakes Sports Club.
“For the thousands of North Lakes Sports Club members and guests, we think it’s fantastic to know that the club’s profits are going back into the local community through its funding programs.”
Applications are assessed monthly and must be submitted only through the online form found within the Sport and Community section of North Lakes Sports Club website.
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