Member for Orange, Phil Donato MP, was in Forbes last week to announce funding for the Forbes Sporting Shooters Association (Forbes SSAA), through the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.
The SSAA Forbes received funding of $31,000 for costs associated with upgrading the club house, amenities block, and paths to ensure wheelchair access to all areas.
Phil Donato visited the Association to congratulate the Forbes SSAA on their successful funding application, while hosting a tour of the electorate with his colleague and Member for Barwon, Roy Butler MP, who was impressed with the facilities.
“The Forbes SSAA is a great place for people to socialise while practising or learning a skill,” Mr Donato explained.
“I put my support behind this application because I know what a difference it can make to have activities that contribute to social well-being.”
Club Secretary Ben Smith said that this funding was particularly important for the club, because it has allowed access and maintenance to the clubhouse and facilities. The club was utilising the clubhouse as a storage facility for equipment and a new shed was built to specifically store that equipment. The upgrade to facilities means they are now able to be locked up and kept clean for the Club member’s use.
“Our Club has always been about being inclusive and these modifications help with access for all” Mr Smith said.
“We are all very much appreciative of Phil Donato for putting his support behind this project and keeping clubs like ours alive.”