Pine Rivers community groups, sports clubs and artists are among 66 successful applicants from across Moreton Bay to share in more than $313,000 in the latest round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s community grants.
Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson and Division 7 Councillor Denise Sims congratulated 16 applicants from divisions 4, 7, 8 and 9 for their success in securing funding as part of the second round of the 2017/18 community grants program.
“Under the program, a wide variety of community projects and events received funding, including a $2,500 grant for the Rotary Club to host a Seniors Week Choral Spectacular at Narangba with more than 200 performers,” Cr Sims said.
“Council’s grants program helps to empower local organisations and artists to take pride and ownership in making Moreton Bay a great place to live.
“I’m also pleased to announce Multicap’s Pine Rivers hub will receive $2,000 to help purchase six new gazebos for their wonderful program helping empower people in our community with a disability.
Division 4 Councillor Julie Greer said Kallangur’s Blue Butterfly Foundation for Trauma and Abuse would receive funding under the program for new work benches kitchen equipment as well as the development of a strategic plan to help the charitable organisation grow.
“$5,000 has also been allocated to the Mango Hill Progress Association to assist with its Centenary of Armistice Festival and community event, which will include music, fireworks, military and historical displays, a theatre and rides,” Cr Greer said.
Division 8 Councillor Mick Gillam added that the Pine Rivers PCYC would receive more than $10,000 in funding towards upgrading the Bray Park facility with new ventilation systems, and a further $14,000 had been secured for the Pine Rivers Swans Aussie rules club for new goalpost netting.
Deputy Mayor and Division 9 Councillor Mike Charlton said the Albany Creek Gymnastics Club had secured $1,990 for training block parallel bars and local artist Gerry O’Connor would receive $5,000 via council and the State Government’s Regional Arts Development Fund to assist with the development of an upcoming local exhibition.
Cr Sims said applications for the first round of 2018/19 grants would open on July 1.
For more information on the community grants program head to www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/grants
Recipients from Divisions 4, 7, 8 and 9: