The Weekly Advertiser Horsham
Money for sports clubs
Wimmera sporting groups have shared in more than $30,000 in Energy Safe Victoria funding to make canteens safer.
Dimboola Sporting Club, $849, Taylors Lake Football Netball Club, $1000, and Warrack Eagles Football Netball Club, $696, are among 32 grassroots clubs to win grants of up to $1000.
The money is to replace old, unsafe and energy inefficient fridges, bain maries, stoves, pie warmers, steamers and fryers.
Energy Safe Victoria chair Marnie Williams said the Safer Canteens grants program promoted energy safety at a grassroots level, highlighting risks such as: Electrocutions caused by non-electricians trying to do their own electrical work; fires caused by poorly maintained barbecue gas bottles; and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by faulty openflued gas heaters.
“ESV’S priority has always been taking action to protect Victorians from safety risks. I am so proud to be able to do that and invest in communities at the same time,” she said.
ESV and AFL Victoria will also open nominations for clubs to celebrate their unsung Canteen Heroes – the canteen volunteers – until September 20.
The organisations will award a $1000 grant to the winner’s football-netball club canteen for new gas or electrical equipment.
People can visit esv.vic.gov.au/safer canteens to nominate a Canteen Hero.