Bowls Disaster Relief Fund to aid north QLD and TAS clubs

by Aidan Davis

In the wake of the devastation caused by catastrophic flooding in northern Queensland and bushfires in Tasmania, Bowls Australia has issued a call for clubs and individuals to rally support.

Bowls Australia (BA) is calling on clubs nationwide to help raise funds for the national Bowls Disaster Relief Fund, an initiative established by BA to assist clubs affected by national disasters, such as bushfires, cyclones and floods.

As with past natural disasters, including bushfires in Victoria and floods in Queensland and New South Wales, BA’s Disaster Relief Fund will look to assist clubs affected by these terrible events with financial support.

The Bowls Disaster Relief Fund has helped numerous clubs recover from natural disasters since its inception in 2011, with one-hundred per cent of all donated funds used to assist clubs impacted by this and other disasters.

BA is encouraging clubs to run fundraising activities or provide individual donations in the coming weeks, which can be directed to the Bowls Disaster Relief Fund to then support north Queensland bowls clubs affected by these tragic events.

All monies raised will be redirected back to affected clubs, who are able to access monies from the fund via an application process through BA, with the assistance of the Regional Bowls Manager network.

For more information, including funding application forms and more details about how the fund is managed, please visit our Disaster Relief Fund page via the link below.

BA is always heartened by the generosity and support of the broader bowls community to assist fellow bowlers and clubs in times of need, and thanks all those who contribute to the Bowls Disaster Relief Fund.