Sports stars, groups and events have been given an almost $250,000 boost through Bundaberg Regional Council’s 2023 grants and financial assistance programs.
Throughout the year, 18 community, state and national sporting organisations were supported.
This assistance was provided through a range of Council programs including Community Grants, Sport Championships Funding, Young People in Sport and the Partnerships and Sponsorship programs.
Projects which benefited included safety equipment and fencing, disability access, essential equipment to support junior development and junior carnivals.
Sporting grants and financial assistance is often critical to clubs and organisations in covering running costs.
Sports grants: championship/event sponsorship in 2023:
- Bundaberg Cup – Touch Football
- Brisbane Bullets Pre-season Game (Cairns Taipans)
- Bulls Masters Cricket
- QLD Bowls Junior State Championship
- QLD Rowing Schools Regatta
- Bundaberg Cycling Spectacular
- NRL Game Canterbury Bulldogs v Redcliffe Dolphins
- Burnett Bowls Mens Carnival
- Bargara Triathlon
Significant outcomes for the community were the Brisbane Bullets pre-season game against the Cairns Taipans and the NRL Canterbury Bulldogs versus the Redcliffe Dolphins match.
Both events highlighted the Bundaberg Region’s capabilities and professionalism, in showcasing national sporting events and provide the community with an opportunity to watch professional sport.
Find more about sports grants and financial assistance programs here.