The Old Boys Cricket Club Tamworth has received a welcome funding boost after taking out the major share of the #GreaterNewEngland funding round for November.
For winning this month’s community vote, Old Boys Cricket Club will receive $3,000 in funding which will offset costs that would otherwise have to be borne by members.
The family-friendly cricket club caters for players from 12 years to 63 years old and is the home of current Australian fast bowler, Josh Hazlewood.
According to the club’s Vice President, Brad Walters, the win provides a huge financial boost for the club that is facing a major increases in ground fees.
“Winning this month’s #GreaterNewEngland funding round makes a big difference to what we can offer our members. It will enable us to get new shade shelters installed as well as buying new training equipment for our teams to use,” Brad said.
“This extra funding also means we can subsidise the cost of ground fees which have increased significantly in recent years and means our members don’t have to bear the brunt of the increase in costs.”
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is excited to see the funding program continue to provide community run sporting groups such as Old Boys Cricket Club with much needed financial support.
“We have seen what a positive impact the #GreaterNewEngland funding program can have on local community groups such as the Old Boys Cricket Club who would otherwise have to work hard to fundraise this amount each year,” said Jennifer.
“To date the program has provided $185,000 to a wide range of community groups across the region and as a customer-owned bank, providing this ongoing support to the communities that support us is something we find truly rewarding.” | Jennifer Smith, Greater Bank Regional Manager
Both runners-up for the November round, Manilla Show Society and Lake Keepit Sailing Club will also each receive a $1,000 grant.
The #GreaterNewEngland program continues in December, with voting open now until Wednesday, 18 December 2019. Vying for their share in $5,000 will be Pandas Baseball Club Tamworth, Tamworth Tech Shed Inc and Gunnedah & District Soccer Association.
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.