The Halls Head Country Croquet Club have put a $20,000 grant to good use under Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Program.
The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Morrison Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits to communities through their local organisations. Round 5 provided $22.65 million to fund small capital projects in every federal electorate across Australia.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said the Halls Head Croquet Club made an important social contribution to the Mandurah community and had worked hard to support themselves prior to receiving the grant.
“Last year, the Club approached me for assistance upgrading their facilities. They had already raised $27,000 toward some renovations at the club, but were in need of additional support.”
“They are great Australians who provide an important social contribution to Mandurah, particularly for our older residents. I encouraged them to apply for Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Program. The Club’s application was highly recommended by the grant’s advisory panel and they received $20,000.”
“The club is always looking for new members. I encourage anyone interested to go along and try!”
The grant was used extend the clubhouse kitchen, install a new bathroom on the grounds and pave the surrounding area.
Club President Sheila Twine explained that the new upgrades were a highly anticipated and welcome addition to the Club. The new bathroom enabled play to continue when the clubhouse remained closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, while the renovated kitchen will cater for a growing membership.
More information about the Halls Head Croquet Club can be found at www.facebook.com/hallsheadcroquetclub.
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