Each year hundreds of millions of dollars are given in grants funding for all sorts of projects and for all sorts of groups, including many Australian bowling clubs and sports-related projects.
Grants are a source of money that can enable your club to tackle projects, renovations or events that may not have been possible if you were relying on the usual methods of fundraising.
It is not just the dollars that benefit the club; grants can provide an endorsement of what your club is doing, and that itself can bring wider recognition, publicity and support.
It can also provide an important morale-booster to all within your club involved in the funded project.
Sponsorships and partnerships
Sponsorships and Partnerships are a two way street.
There are many reasons why sponsors may wish to be involved with a Club, from goodwill gestures to solid business plans and reasons.
Clubs are always on the lookout for sponsors to help support the club, help stage events, or to engage them and promote the club amongst the business community.
In engaging with a potential sponsor or partner, it is very important for the Club to consider why the business would want to be involved with the Club.
This can greatly affect the style of approach that needs to be made to the business to convince them to get on board.
Bowls Disaster Relief Fund
With the harsh conditions of the Australian landscape, natural disasters such as floods and fires can ravish and affect areas across the country in a short space of time, but just like the Australian ethos of looking after our mates, the lawn bowls fraternity will stand united in its support for bowling clubs and communities affected by tragic events through the Disaster Relief Fund initiative.
Australian Bowls Foundation
Bowls Australia established the Australian Bowls Foundation to provide funding to affiliated clubs for programs that contribute towards the ongoing development and promotion of bowls, including practices that lead to active participation and involvement of new participants.