Glencore announces funding for regional junior sports clubs 

Glencore announces funding for regional junior sports clubs 

Junior sport clubs located in select regional areas of New South Wales may be eligible for grants of up to $7,500 thanks to Glencore Coal’s Junior Sports Development Program.

Funding applications are now open for the program, which aims to empower not-for profit junior sports groups in the Singleton, Muswellbrook, Cessnock, Maitland, Scone and Mid-Western LGAs. 

Since the program’s inception in 2012, Glencore has helped with hundreds of calls for  funding assistance from local clubs and organisations across NSW.

The 2023 Junior Sports Development Program injected $184,000 into regional NSW communities, providing greater access to skills, equipment, and important safety programs.

Glencore Coal’s Social Performance Manager, Craig Strudwick said the company is committed to positively contributing to junior sports clubs in regional communities near Glencore’s coal mines. 

“Junior sporting clubs help young people to build character, resilience, and a sense of community,” Craig said.

“They provide a safe space for kids to learn, grow, and connect. Beyond physical fitness, these clubs nurture mental well-being and social bonds, creating a positive impact that  xtends far beyond the field.

“We’re delighted to be able to play a part in helping junior sports groups continue to deliver those benefits across our regional communities.”

Applications for the program close midnight 31 March 2024.

Not-for-profit junior sports clubs in the Singleton, Muswellbrook, Cessnock, Maitland, Scone and Mid-Western LGAs are encouraged to apply. 

You can find more information or apply for funding via Glencore’s website.

IMAGE | Mudgee Swim Club, supported by grants from Glencore.

Glencore Australia

Glencore is one of Australia’s largest coal producers with 16 operational mines across New South Wales and Queensland.

Headquartered in Sydney, we are a major Australian employer, with 18,000 people working across industries that include coal, copper, zinc, nickel, oil and agricultural products.

We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology.

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