Chef Arthur Chaw, Chef Sophie Sim, Steph Cooke, Lloyd Jackson and Ted Thompson hold a large cheque and stand in the kitchen of the Gooloogong Country Club
Chef Arthur Chaw, Chef Sophie Sim, Steph Cooke, Lloyd Jackson and Ted Thompson

The Member for Cootamundra today announced a $25,000 grant for the Gooloogong Country Club from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

The funding will be used to upgrade the Club’s kitchen, including installing a new fryer, freezer, wok, stove, stainless steel benchtop and to undertake repairs.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the grant was well-deserved for a community club that has been navigating through years of drought and now COVID-19.

“I am so pleased this project has secured funding from the Community Building Partnership program, which is all about developing places and spaces for the whole community,” Ms Cooke said.

“The Gooloogong Country Club is such an important space for people to meet, celebrate and relax, and once we can all gather together again I know these upgrades will be well used.”

Honorary Secretary of the Gooloogong Country Club Sue Sharp said the funding was a huge boost for the community.

“What a wonderful windfall being able to refurbish our kitchen, this means we will have a modern facility that will be a great community asset for many years to come,” Ms Sharp said.

“With the drought and COVID-19 it has been a tough time for Gooloogong and this grant is a great shot in the arm.”

Now a decade old, the Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 13,800 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

Applications for the 2020 Program opened in May.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp