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Cnr Woodriff and Derby Street,
Penrith, NSW 2750
Registered clubs make a real difference to the community. Last year, New South Wales clubs gave over $76 million to community groups, charities and sports organisations through the ClubGRANTS scheme – as part of clubs’ $1.2 billion contribution to the NSW community. Organisations such as Surf Life Saving, Men of League Foundation, Ted Noffs, Hunter BreastCare, SouthernCare, Vision Australia, SES and Legacy are just a few of the organisations that benefit from the support provided by clubs through the ClubGRANTS scheme.
For the year ending August, 2020, Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club contributed:-
$13,105.91 was raised at our Charity Bowls Day on 28/2/20, and donated to Penrith PCYC.
There are 3 ClubGRANTS categories, and community groups are able to apply through their Local Council Committees for Category 1 funding. Information on how to apply and deadline dates can vary depending on your Local Committee. To find details of your local committee please click here:
If you are unsure of which council area you belong to, you can check here. http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg
Please note: Category 1 ClubGRANTS funding rounds open early in the new year. For Category 2 funding requests, please contact your local club directly.
Category 1 funding is available for specific local community priorities such as community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.
Category 2 funding is focused on core club activities (such as an RSL supporting veterans welfare) and traditional areas of club expenditure, such as support for sport and recreation groups.
Extract from "Bowls in New South Wales - November, 1967 - page 25.
A small band of citizens formed the Penrith Bowling Club more than 26 years ago and put down a four-rink green on waste land on the banks of the Nepean River, about half a mile from the clubs present site.
The idea of a bowling green was conceived during World War II and a group of enthusiastic sportsmen met at the Log Cabin on February 2, 1941, to to receive a report of the possibility of establishing a club.
The site-in lower High Street, near the river bridge-was leased from the Log Cabin Hotel and the four-rink green constructed with the major part of the work being carried out by Messer Marlow, Hinch and Joss with President D. Hattersly acting as transport officer.
The task of these men was most arduous, for the area was uneven, covered with tall weeds and subjected to the overflow from a septic tank.
Late in 1945, Messer's Hattersly, Hinch, Joss McCrohon and Hay were deputed to see Penrith City Council with a view to obtaining a permanent site and submit to the Council the cost of a six-rink green and clubhouse.
The deputation was well received and in 1946 a 25-year lease was granted of the present area, which is less than a mile from the original site.
To finance planned improvements, 300 members took out £5 debentures, and work quickly began on the new area.
Through the efforts of the then treasurer, Len Allen, who has since passed on an old R.A.A.F. canteen at Bankstown was then purchased, but as parts of it were re-sold, the cost to the club was small.
This building provided what was then considered "every convenience" for members for ten years.
The official opening of the new green and clubhouse on April 17, 1948, began the second stage of development of the Penrith Club.
Healthy progress continued and in 1952 the club was free of debt. All debenture holders had been repaid and the club had assets exceeding £3,000 ($6,000).
Still in a progressive frame of mind, members decided to put down another green but it was not until 1954 that it came into full use.
With two perfect Bent greens in use, attention was turned to the erection of a modern clubhouse and in 1956 the members approved the plans.
The building, which was occupied by June 1958, and officially opened on July 19,1958, required additional finance, and members readily came f orward with £6,000 at one general meeting.
In 1965 members agreed to secure additional ground from the Penrith City Council for a third green.
This entailed an outlay of something like £20,000 for the ground and construction of a new green, which is now well established and being prepared for future use.