BMX shines after theft with new lights

The newly reinvigorated Big Rivers BMX Club was the big winner from the latest round of Community Benefit Fund grants.

Just a month after being robbed, the club has been awarded $113,044 for track lighting.

Katherine MLA Sandra Nelson said the latest grants round has provided a windfall for several Katherine community clubs and grants.

These grants are funded from taxes on pokie machines in the NT.

Ms Nelson said the total amount awarded is just under $300,000.

They include:

Step Out Community - $4960 (for workforce recruitment and supervision hub)

Step Out Community - $1076 (for facilities refurbishment)

Katherine Regional Cultural Precinct - $6100 (marketing upgrade)

Katherine Horse & Pony Club - $9990 (Jump For Joy project)

Australian Stock Horse Society - $2359 (media and entertainment)

Katherine Junior Rugby League - $4073 (Coming into 21st Century project)

Katherine & District Show Society - $10,000 (wifi installation)

Katherine Isolated Children's Service - $38,500 (Purpose built toy trailer)

Katherine Junior Rugby League - $83,737 (storage facility)

Katherine & District Show Society - $23,980 (showcase partitions)

Big Rivers BMX Club - $113,044 (Track Lighting)

To find out more about Community Benefit Fund grants and how you can apply, go to the website.

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