Glasshouse Local Heroes Grants round one winners announced

Round one of Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes Grants for 2017 has been announced and four very worthy recipients in Glass House will be presented with a cheque for $250.


Designed to provide a bit of a helping hand to community groups or individuals participating in local, state, national or international endeavours, Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes grants have proven very popular since the local Member announced this program in January 2016.  Mr Powell said he receives more and more applications with each round and saw a genuine need to continue the awards this year.


“During my years representing this very special community, I have become acutely aware of how vital community groups are to our region and how tough they do it financially.


“In the same way if I can make a contribution towards an individual pursuing sporting or academic ventures, then I am only too happy to oblige,” Mr Powell said.


Winners for round one are:


Peachester State School P & C to purchase a microwave for their Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Elimbah Uniting Church to purchase a small zip hot water system for their kitchen

Palmwoods Netball Club towards a netball team building camp out

Pillowcases for Oncology Kids (based in Maleny) to purchase supplies for pillowcases which are distributed to children receiving oncology treatment


Mr Powell encourages anyone who fits the criteria for a Local Heroes Grant to apply.  Information can be found on his website


Closing dates for other rounds in 2017 are as follows:


Round 2 – Monday 10 April

Round 3 – Monday 12 June

Round 4 – Monday 14 August

Round 5 – Monday 9 October

Round 6 – Monday 11 December


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