Division 5 and 6 community groups to benefit from more than $40,000 in council grants

 Community groups in Division 5 and 6 will share in over $40,000 in the first round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2018-19.

 Councillor for Division 5, James Houghton, said the funding would help deliver a range of sporting, cultural and charity initiatives for the local area.

 “This program is about supporting local groups who are working hard to make a difference in our region,” Cr Houghton said. 

 “In this latest round of funding, I’m pleased to announce grants of $15,000 have been allocated to the Peninsula Padres Baseball Club to install two four-tier grandstands on Diamond 4 and more than $4000 to help local resident Melissa Prendergast with her Lustrous Landscapes project, which will be exhibited at the Stage Door Gallery next September.

 “From sporting facility upgrades to theatre productions, these grants are a great investment in our community and will help a range of important projects become a reality.”

  Councillor for Division 6, Koliana Winchester, said she was pleased such a wide variety of Redcliffe community organisations had been recognised for grants.

 “I’m particularly pleased to announce more than $8000 has been allocated to Meals on Wheels Redcliffe Inc to upgrade the current stove to a commercial 8 burner stove as well a grant of more than 2000 to Encircle for its Candle Lighting Ceremony to recognise lives lost to Domestic and Family Violence,” Cr Winchester says.

 “We also allocated $2000 to the Redcliffe Arts Society so it can purchase digital projection equipment and a further $2000 to C&K Anne Shearer Community Kindergarten to get child sized tables and chairs.

 “I can’t wait to see these projects and events brought to life across the Redcliffe area, benefiting our residents and attracting more visitors to our region.”

  Other Redcliffe organisations to receive funding under this round of grants include:

  • Redcliffe Little Athletics Association - $1790 to purchase 10 tablets
  • Eildon Croquet Club - $998 to purchase a laptop
  • Peninsula  and Districts Football and Sporting Club Inc. - $1500 for a new field line marker
  • Redcliffe Art Society Inc. - $1000 to support the professional development of creative practitioners at the Redcliffe Old Fire Station
  • Redcliffe and District Family History Group Inc. $864 for a desktop computer

 Cr Houghton congratulated all successful applicants and encouraged other community groups and individuals interested in applying for the next round of the Community Grants Program to visit council’s website for more information.  

 “Applications for the second round of the 2018-19 program will open on February 1,” Cr Houghton said.

 “Council’s grants webpage lists all the funding options available to community groups and individuals across the Moreton Bay Region, and provides information on what you need to include in your application.”

 The Community Grants Program is offered in two rounds each year, across a range of categories including facility development, community events and interest-free loans for facility improvements.

 For more information on council’s Community Grants Program visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/grants

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