Funding for clubs

VOLUNTEER GRANT: Rowan Ramsey with Kevin Tobin and Peter Smallacombe from the Gladstone Bowling Club. Image provided.
VOLUNTEER GRANT: Rowan Ramsey with Kevin Tobin and Peter Smallacombe from the Gladstone Bowling Club. Image provided.

Recently announced federal funding will benefit six local sporting and community clubs who have received a total of just under $25,000 for much needed projects.

The clubs include Georgetown Memorial Bowling Club who will receive $4,592 to purchase outdoor furniture and Gladstone Bowling Club who will used $2,399 to acquire a foldable engine crane that will improve volunteer safety.

Also receiving funds is the Quorn Cricket Club who will be able to purchase a pitch roller with $5,000, Wirrabara Sporting Reserve committee who will top off their other funding with $4,950 that will be used to purchase a commercial dishwasher.

The Gladstone Community Development and Tourism association were successful in receiving $2,500 for a much needed computer and printer and the Port Broughton combined sporting clubs will receive $,3800 for various equipment.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says that these grants make a real difference in small community groups and need to be supported.

"Our volunteer organisations have a profound impact on the ground for local towns- both socially and economically. They are the back bone of our rural and regional communities. I am pleased the government is supporting grass roots organisations," he said.

Mr Ramsey advocates for the volunteers in Grey who contribute their skills.

"I am very pleased with the increasing assistance we have been able to provide for community groups in regional areas through programs like the community sports infrastructure scheme, building stronger communities and the volunteer grants. they are really only possible on the back of us getting the economy back on track," he said.