Upgrades are on the horizon for two Bacchus Marsh community hubs thanks to $20,000 in federal grants.

Bacchus Marsh Bowling Club and The Neighbours Place have both received a boost through the government’s Stronger Community Program.

The bowling club plans to spend its $12,622 grant to refurbish club rooms so it can host tournaments and social events.

Ballarat MP Catherine King, who announced the grants last week,
said the funding would mean better access to services and facilities in Bacchus Marsh.

“This project is looking to make the club a key part of the community, able to host both tournaments and social events across the entire breadth of the community,” Ms King said.

The Neighbours Place, an emergency food bank and microfinance provider, has been granted $8000 to go towards refurbishing its microfinance office.

“This community group provides essential services to those in need across the community, from emergency food and loans to simply giving people a hand with their tax returns,” Ms King said.

“This upgrade will make things much easier for the staff and volunteers here, as well as those who take advantage of the services on offer.”