Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is proud to announce that FC Eaglehawk will receive a $219,300 grant from the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure program.
The funding will go towards lighting and security upgrades at Truscott Reserve.
“Until now, the opportunity for teams to play on the main pitch has been limited to the light hours of the day,” Chesters said.
“Lighting and security upgrades will give juniors and women’s sides a better chance to access the best facilities at the club.”
“Without the appropriate infrastructure and facilities to support sport, the associated benefits would not be reached,” Chesters said.
“Research shows sporting clubs help generate significant social, economic and health benefits to communities.”
The Community Sport Infrastructure Grants support small to medium scale projects up to $500,000 to improve local community sport infrastructure, which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs.
Chesters said the project was an extremely worthy recipient of a Strong Communities grant.
“I commend the hard work of Eaglehawk FC on their successful application; this grants program is incredibly competitive.”
“It’s important we continue to support and invest in grassroots sports at a Federal level.”
Eaglehawk FC President, Ben Pengelly says the club has been working towards these upgrades for some time.
“This project has been a work in progress, we are shovel ready and this funding will make it a reality.”
“The security and lighting upgrades will give teams more opportunity to play at night.”
“FC Eaglehawk is so excited about this opportunity; it will enhance community spirit in Eaglehawk.”