Facilities and equipment upgraded at Bundaberg Bowls Club
A number of upgrades at Bundaberg Bowls Club thanks to a grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program will ensure it can continue to be an important facility in the community.
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt congratulated Bundaberg Bowls Club on its successful application from round 5 of the program.
“Bundaberg Bowls Club received $3,557 to upgrade a number of facilities and equipment, including new ceiling fans, safety lighting, smoke detectors and equipment to keep the greens and surrounds in top condition,” Mr Pitt said.
"The Stronger Communities Program has been very successful for community groups and organisations like Bundaberg Bowls Club that would otherwise struggle to fund these types of projects.
“More than 50 projects throughout the Hinkler electorate have received funding from the Stronger Communities Program,” he said.
Bundaberg Bowls Club president John Clough said the bowls club holds a wide and varied range of social and community services and activities, as well as bowls.
“Our greens cater for competition, social and barefoot bowls, as well as school children’s curriculum bowls, disabled bare-foot bowls, social club outings, meetings and parties,” Mr Clough said.
“We are a not for profit club and don’t have gaming machines, restaurants and rely on our members, the community, sponsors and grants like this to continue to provide services to the community.
“The improvements funded with this grant from the Stronger Communities Program will assist us in fostering further community participation,” he said.
The Bundaberg Bowls Club was established in 1905 with the greens officially opened in November 1906.
The original clubhouse was replaced in 1923 and the current building was opened in 1971.
The Stronger Communities Program offers eligible community groups grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small capital projects. All applications need to commit matching funding contributions.