Jason Clare funds canteen upgrade at Jensen Park

Last Friday, Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare announced $3,500 in funding to the Bankstown City Football Club to upgrade the canteen and clubhouse facilities at the home of football in Bankstown, Jensen Park.

The Bankstown City Football Club will use this funding to purchase new barbeques, deep frying equipment, cooking utensils and appliances, and clubhouse furniture which will help volunteers better operate the facilities every weekend.

The upgrade of canteen facilities coincides with Canterbury Bankstown Council’s major upgrade of Jensen Park’s playing field.

Bankstown City Football Club is a volunteer run football club that represents the Bankstown community in men’s and women’s competitions in New South Wales.

“On average 2,000 players, spectators, families and volunteers use Jenson Park as their home ground every weekend and will benefit from new barbeque and canteen equipment,” Mr Clare said.

This funding comes from Jason Clare’s Blaxland Stronger Communities Fund.

The Stronger Communities Programme provides grants, between $5,000 and $20,000, to not-for-profit organisations for small capital works projects that improve our local community.

In Round 4 the Blaxland Consultation Committee approved 17 projects, with $150,000 worth of grants contributed to works expected to begin early this year.

Over the past four years, the Blaxland Consultation Committee has approved a total of 54 projects, with $588,925 worth of grants being contributed to projects of local community groups.

Media contact: Lizzie Green 02 9790 2466