With Australia’s north-eastern states left battered in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Bowls Australia is calling on clubs and associations across the country to lend support.
A trail of destruction has ripped through Queensland and northern New South Wales in recent days, and while the full brunt of the devastation is not yet known, with further heavy rains and flash floods expected to continue overnight in the region, Bowls Australia has sprung into action through the national Bowls Disaster Relief Fund.
A number of clubs throughout the states have or will be affected by the cyclone, including Bowen Bowls Club, which reportedly had its roof ripped from the building.
Bowls Australia established the Fund in early 2011 in partnership with its state and territory associations, in order to aid its clubs in times of need.
Funding is available to assist with recovery, development and capacity of bowls clubs affected by the disasters in three categories; restoring social networks and functioning, restoring community facilities and replenishing loss of equipment.
Clubs affected by the disaster are encouraged to apply for funding through this application form, with 100% of all sums raised through the Fund to be redirected to clubs in need.
Non-affected clubs are also being encouraged to schedule fundraising events to donate proceeds to the Bowls Disaster Relief Fund. Bowls Australia’s Regional Bowls Managers network will assist with the promotion of these fundraising events. Click here to download the flyer where you can add your own fundraising details.
Applications for the Bowls Disaster Relief Fund are open for clubs who have been affected by all recent disasters. The form can be found below.
Donations to the Bowls Disaster Relief Fund can be made via:
Account Name: Disaster Relief Account
Account No: 2488-26455
For assistance in filling in the documentation or information regarding eligibility please contact Bowls Australia via [email protected]u or 03 9480 7100.