Bellarine Bears successful in funding pitch

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

The Bellarine Bears Baseball Club has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the City of Greater Geelong to upgrade facilities at the Wallington Recreation Reserve.

The funding will be used to upgrade the fields, fencing, dugouts, scorers’ box, and lighting at the reserve.

In 2021 the Bellarine Bears has fielded seven senior teams and three junior teams and a T-Ball program.

The City of Greater Geelong is investing more than $4.9 million in Community Grants in 2021-22.

The next round of community infrastructure grants is expected to open in mid-2022.

The grants are helping grassroots sporting and community organisations bounce back after a difficult two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other grant recipients in the Bellarine Area include $35,300 to the Bellarine Woodworkers Inc, $15,100 to the Clifton Springs Tennis Club, $65,000 to the Leopold Tennis Club, $8500 to the
Leopold Angling and Aquatic Club Inc, $26,100 to the Portarlington Cricket Club, and $11,300 to the Bellarine Catchment Management Network Incorporated.

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Mayor Stephanie Asher 

We’re helping sporting clubs get back out on the field by covering the cost of vital infrastructure upgrades.
The pandemic has shown us that sport is so important to our community’s health and wellbeing.

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan

We want Wallington Recreation Reserve to be a modern, fit-for-purpose sports facility.
The new facilities will help the Bears to keep hitting home runs and attracting and retaining new members.

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