Grants to light up Dalby sports

Cricket and ten­nis fa­cil­i­ties to be up­graded thanks to hefty grants from the GCBF

Dalby Herald - - NEWS - Shan­non Hardy shan­non.hardy@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

GRANTS to­talling $55,000 from the Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund (GCBF) have been awarded to two Dalby sport­ing clubs.

The Dalby and District Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion and the Dalby Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion will share in the wind­fall.

The Dalby and District Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion has been awarded $35,000 to upgrade its light­ing.

The Dalby Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion will re­ceive $20,000 for its own light­ing up­grades.

Dalby se­nior cricket pres­i­dent Paul Buck­ley said the money would be used to upgrade light­ing around the nets.

“We were for­tu­nate enough to get a grant last year for the nets so this is an ex­pan­sion on that,” Mr Buck­ley said.

Mr Buck­ley went on to say the light­ing would ben­e­fit the se­nior play­ers by giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to have longer train­ing ses­sions in the soon-to-be-lit nets.

“Se­nior play­ers can use it at night. They don’t knock off un­til 5pm so they can use it af­ter that,” he said.

Mem­ber for War­rego Ann Leahy said she was pleased to an­nounce the fund­ing from the Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund.

“The Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund is a quar­terly pro­gram pro­vid­ing up to $35,000 to com­mu­nity groups,” she said.

“In this fund­ing round, a to­tal of $428,290 will be pro­vided to 18 or­gan­i­sa­tions across the War­rego elec­torate,” Ms Leahy said.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to re­quest a let­ter of sup­port for your next fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tion, con­tact the elec­torate of­fice on 1800 625 430.

Com­mu­nity groups can also find out more about avail­able grants by sub­scrib­ing to Ms Leahy’s monthly fund­ing list by email­ing war­rego@ par­lia­ment.qld.gov.au.

The Dalby Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion is four weeks into its sea­son.

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