Hervey Bay Archers hit the mark with upgrade

Friday, 23 August 2019

An upgrade to facilities at the Hervey Bay Archers clubhouse will mean more people can get involved in the sport.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt congratulated Hervey Bay Archers on its successful application from round 4 of the Stronger Communities Program.

“Hervey Bay Archers received $13,500 to upgrade their clubhouse to include disabled amenities,” Mr Pitt said.

“Sport plays an important role across the Hervey Bay region and by improving the facilities means more people can get active.

“The Stronger Communities Program has been very successful for community groups and organisations like the Hervey Bay Archers that would otherwise struggle to fund these types of projects.

Hervey Bay Archers president Mark Ratsch said the upgrade meant they could expand its program for people with a disability or mobility issues.

“We started a program with CPL (Cerebral Palsy League) last year for their clients to come out and participate in archery.

“This has proven to be very popular and they wanted to increase their allocated time from once a week to every week day.

“There have been inquiries from another organisation similar to CPL, showing interest in our program and for us as a club to expand this program we feel it is necessary to be able to provide compliant facilities.”

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.

Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Program is open now for Expressions of Interest and closes on Monday, September 9. To download an EOI form visit: https://keithpitt.com.au/guides-publications

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