Two Coolamon clubs will benefit from almost $50,000 funding secured by Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke.

Ms Cooke visited both the Coolamon Rovers Football and Netball Club and the Rotary Club yesterday to announce two grants for infrastructure and equipment through the Community Building Partnerships Program.

The Coolamon Rovers Football Netball Club will receive $21,183 to upgrade the canteen facilities at Kindra Park.

“Upgrades include a cool room, commercial rapid deep fryer and pie display oven as well as covering the costs of a tradesman,” Ms Cooke said.

Rovers Secretary Scott Glyde said the upgrade to commercial standard kitchen appliances would make volunteering easier for club members.

“Our equipment currently is old and only of household grade, there’s currently no cool room and no exhaust fan. This will halve the workload of our volunteers,” Mr Glyde said.

The Rotary Club of Coolamon were also successful in a grant for $27,670 for a new storage garage.

“These clubs are central to social, sporting and community life here in Coolamon and they deserve the absolute best facilities,” Ms Cooke said.

“The shed will house and shelter the catering caravan and store other Rotary items.”

The Community Building Partnership program has funded some 13,800 community projects since it commenced nearly a decade ago.

Across the Cootamundra electorate, $330,000 will be distributed to other important local projects, with further announcements expected in the coming weeks.

“The NSW Government’s strong economic management ensures that I as local Member am in a position to secure this funding for projects that truly make a difference on the ground,” Ms Cooke said.

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp