Did you know that the Northern Suburbs Bowls Club in Wavell Heights is going green through the help of Queensland’s Community Sustainability Action grants?
The Northern Suburbs Bowls Club has received a grant for $83,500 that will be used to purchase and install a solar system, inverter, and battery storage; and to implement a switchboard upgrade, all in an effort to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.
The funds have been made possible through the Community Sustainability Action grants, a program that provides assistance to community groups and not-for-profit organisations for projects that address climate change and environmental conservation.
TheClub is one of 68 groups to receive a share of $3.4 million in the latest round of Community Sustainability Action grants.
The most recent funding allocation is offering grants of up to $100,000 to help community organisations buy and set up renewable energy systems, like solar panels and batteries, as well as energy-efficient replacements like lighting, appliances, and hot water heaters.
Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leanne Linard said the overwhelming interest shown by community groups in this grant round points to the priority Queenslanders now place on taking climate change action.
“Our community groups do such incredible work on the ground and it’s great to see funding go towards projects that can help them reduce their costs as well as their emissions,” Ms Linard said.
The Northern Suburbs Bowls Club has become one of the most active sporting clubs north of Brisbane since its formation over 10 years ago through the merger of the Wavell Heights and Clayfield clubs.
Welcoming bowlers of all ages and experience levels, the NSBC allows anyone to become a member. In the decade since its establishment, the club has hosted various community events like fundraisers, social club gatherings, and sports awards nights.
The bowls club also offers its Edinburgh Castle Road venue in Wavell Heights for rental for birthdays, weddings, corporate functions, and other special occasions.