Grant for Glassie shade sail

By Kirra Livingstone

THE GLASSHOUSE Country Bowls Club is excited to have received a grant to repair their shade sails, in time for a local bowls competition.

Glasshouse Bowls Club secretary Mick Borchers said they submitted their grant application to Sunshine Coast Council in March this year and was surprised by the speed of the approval.

“I thought the process might take longer… I figured they might have had heaps of applications, I was probably expecting four to six months, so I was quite surprised,” he said.

Mr Borchers said he was glad for the grant and spoke about the importance of supporting community sport clubs as their funds can be on the lower end depending on the club.

“It’s really essential and we are so grateful as a club because its actually quite sad that when you look at our income base, i.e. the nature that we can generate our own funds, it’s very limited,” he said.

“To get that money that the council has granted us, it’s probably a good two years of saving to match what they have done.”

The Pennant competition will commence the first weekend of August and will conclude on September 24.