Nangiloc bowls enthusiasts are set for an even brighter future thanks to more than $22,000 in Victorian Government funding towards the installation of new competition lights at the Nangiloc District Bowls Club.
Making the announcement today, Member for Mildura Peter Crisp said the boost was from the latest round of the Community Facility Funding Program - Minor Facilities category.
“Regional sport and recreation clubs and their facilities play a vital role in bringing Victorian communities closer together, giving locals a place they can enjoy their sports and build on community traditions and pride,” Mr Crisp said.
“The Program ensures regional communities like Nangiloc can continue to depend on their facilities, as it provides funding assistance to improve the quality of existing facilities or develop new ones.
Mr Crisp said currently there were no lights at the facility. With the closest bowling green with lights 40 kilometres away this project would not only extend playing hours, but save bowlers time and money on travel costs.
“The new lights will also inject a new sense of community pride, boost community sport and ensure everyone can enjoy better access to this quality facility whatever their gender, age or ability,” Mr Crisp said.
“The Victorian Government is proud to invest in revitalising sport and recreation facilities like this so communities can host bigger and better sporting events and encourage even more people to get more active more often.
“That’s why we recently increased the maximum grant amounts for some categories of the Community Facility Funding Program so that we can continue to build, upgrade and develop excellent sport and recreation facilities that cater for more Victorians.
“Ensuring local people have access to sport and recreation facilities is a key element in the Victorian Government’s plan to ensure as many people as possible reap the benefits of active lifestyles,” he said.
For more information or to make an application to the Community Facility Funding Program, please visit www.grants.dpcd.vic.gov.au