Grants to light up Dalby sports
Cricket and tennis facilities to be upgraded thanks to hefty grants from the GCBF
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.