Does your sporting club need new equipment? To help clean up our sporting fields and bush areas around the fields, Shoalhaven City Council is launching an exciting educational campaign offering sporting clubs across the Shoalhaven, the opportunity to participate in the Report Illegal Dumping (RID) Community Champions program.
RID Community Champions is an innovative educational program pioneered by Council Rangers that aims to prevent illegal rubbish dumping by motivating and educating the community at a grassroots level.
Council is inviting expressions of interest from local Shoalhaven sporting clubs interested in being in the draw to obtain $5000 of equipment sponsorship in return for implementing a campaign to prevent illegal rubbish dumping in their community.
A maximum of three sporting clubs will be selected based on the merit of their proposed campaigns.
Register your expression of interest and make your Club’s pitch to be one of three clubs selected for the campaign. Register at www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/RIDCommunityChampions by Friday, 23 September. The three selected clubs will be notified on Monday 10 October and have from 22 October 2016 until 11 December 2016 to carry out their Report Illegal Dumping Community Champions campaigns.
The club with the most effective campaign will be announced on 13 December 2016 and rewarded with equipment to the value of $5000! The two runner up clubs will each receive items/equipment to the value of $2500.
RID Community Champions is only open to sporting clubs within the Shoalhaven City Council Local Government Area.
Shoalhaven City Council Ranger Leader, Michael Jarman said, “Illegal dumping affects all the community and is a high cost to a rate payer. By educating people to report illegal dumping as well as promote appropriate ways to dispose or recycle rubbish, we are helping the environment, keeping our City cleaner and funnelling rates into priority projects.”