Gunnedah Netball Association has received a welcome boost heading into this year’s final series after taking out the #GreaterNewEngland funding round for August.
The association will receive $3,000 after winning the community vote that will enable them to upgrade club facilities and infrastructure, as well as purchase new equipment and uniforms.
According to Gunnedah Netball Association President, Steve Betts, the funds will go a long way towards improving the facilities for the club that has been administering netball in the region for 60 years.
“We had a new committee come on this year and identified a number of areas that required upgrading to ensure we are providing the best possible facilities and experience for our players and spectators. These things all come at a cost though.
“With a wish list that includes improvement to our clubhouse, resurfacing courts and purchasing new playing equipment, we can now prioritise these and allocate this funding towards making it happen.”
“This funding from Greater Bank has allowed us to fast-track some of these upgrades and purchase and tick a few things off the wish list.”
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is proud to see the program continue to provide deserving community groups in the Greater New England region with funding, which has now topped $175,000 since the program was established in 2016.
“Organisations like Gunnedah Netball Association give so much to their communities and this is a wonderful opportunity for Greater Bank to return the favour and say thank you,” | Jennifer Smith, Greater Bank Regional Manager
Both runners-up for the August round, Emerald Hill Progress Association and Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club, will also each receive a $1,000 grant.
The #GreaterNewEngland program continues in September, with voting open now and closing on Wednesday, 25 September 2019. Vying for their share in $5,000 will be Gunnedah & District Historical Society, Manilla Minor League and Armidale Spinners and Weavers.
To submit your vote either go online to greater.com.au/greaternewengland or visit any Greater Bank branch. Collectively the effort you make to vote will mean a lot to the winning organisation in terms of the programs and services they are able to offer the community.
Greater Bank is also calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can do so by visiting greater.com.au/greaternewengland and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.