Local community groups in Bribie Island will share in more than $76,000 in the first round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2018/19.
Councillor for Division 1 Brooke Savige said funding of $15,000 would be allocated to the Bribie Tennis Club for a lighting upgrade and an extra $15,000 to Bribie Island Croquet Club to build an extra half-sized croquet court.
“I am also pleased to announce an additional funding grant of $15,000 to enable the Bribie Island Community Arts Society to undertake a kitchen upgrade and a further $15,000 to the Sandstone Point Community Association Inc. to install four-split system air conditioning units in a community hall,” she says.
“All these clubs provide the community with a range of opportunities to get more people involved in getting active and creative.
“So it’s only fitting they receive funding to be able to cater for growing membership with quality infrastructure and comforts.”
Cr Savige said she was also excited to announce $5000 to the Rotary Club of Bribie Island Inc. and Conservation Volunteers Australia to undertake important environmental projects in the local community.
“Council’s Community Grant funding will allow the Rotary Club of Bribie Island Inc. to assist them with their project to plant trees at Rotary Park to support Rotary International’s initiative of planting 1.2 million trees around the world,” Cr Savige said.
“For Conservation Volunteers Australia, a funding grant of $5000 will enable this group to undertake weed control, revegetation, marine debris clean-up and dune stabilisation along the Woorim foreshore.
“These are fantastic environmental initiatives that will surely benefit our local community into the future and help draw more visitors to Bribie Island.
“I can’t wait to see these projects, events and initiatives brought to life to not only benefit our local community, but also to keep them connected and active for years to come.”
Other community groups to receive funding under this round of grants include:
C&K Banksia Beach Community Kindgergarten (Branch of the Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited - $981 for two iPads and cases
Bribie Island Surf Living Saving Club Inc. - $2,000 to upgrade the club storage building with improved roller doors
Bribie Island Community Arts Society - $4000 to assist with 30th Anniversary celebrations of the Bribie Island Community Arts.
Council’s Community Grants Program, which is offered in two rounds each year, is comprised of six grant categories that aim to develop and support organisations and individuals to positively contribute to the region’s community wellbeing, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and cultural life.
Cr Savige 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, 2019.
For more information on council’s Community Grants Program visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/grants