FIFTEEN Fraser Coast groups will share in more than $60,000 in Council grants to help improve facilities and purchase new equipment.
Division 1 Councillor James Hansen said the grants had been approved under Round One of the 2022-23 Community Grants Program.
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The scheme ensures community groups and sporting organisations are able to grow to meet community aspirations and needs.
“Our community groups and volunteers are vital to the health and well-being of our region, and Council is pleased to be able to provide support for these groups to develop their facilities and events,” Cr Hansen said.
The Maryborough Amateur Athletic Club will receive $3,374 towards installing a flood-free mezzanine storage area for equipment.
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“During floods in 2013 and again this year, the club’s fields in Maryborough were inundated with up to 1 metre of floodwater,” Cr Hansen said.
“Being able to store equipment out of flood reach will enable the club to recover more quickly from any future flood and allow the community to recover quickly.”
The Gundiah Memorial Hall Association will receive a grant of $5,000 to help stage Carols in the Country Tiaro, while the Boonooroo Progress Association will receive $11,000 for a major maintenance project involving repainting the hall internally and externally and repairing the disability access ramp.
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Full list of Community Grants Scheme Round 1 2022-23:
- Meals on Wheels Fraser Community, purchase of kitchen utensils, $3,000;
- Glenwood (QLD) Wildlife Awareness, computer set-up for Glenwood Wildlife Group and database, $2,130;
- Maryborough Amateur Athletics Club, install a flood free shed mezzanine storage area, $3,374;
- Maryborough Masters Swimming; replace flood damaged chairs, $1,000;
- Nikenbah Progress Association, property lighting for Nikenbah schoolhouse, $4,950;
- Gundiah Memorial Hall Association, Carols in the Country Tiaro, $5,000;
- Hervey Bay City Bridge Club, replace stairs and safe path to club, $4,935;
- Point Lookout Croquet Club, acquisition of Gateball equipment, $1,960;
- Fraser Coast Sporting Clays Association, equipment, $8,443;
- Glenwood Community Centre, signage to promote activities at the Glenwood Community Hall, $2,500;
- Bay Power Australian Football Club, electronic scoreboard, $5,000;
- Wesleyan Methodist Church (LifeChurch Maryborough), shopping trolley replacement, $2,500;
- Boonooroo Progress Association, Boonooroo Hall major maintenance, $11,250;
- Lakeside Sports and Croquet Club, self-propelled rotary lawn mower for croquet lawn, $600;
- Bayside Transformations, purchase two defibrillators and a new network system, $3,500;
Round Two of Council’s Community Grants Program 2022-2023 is open now and closes on 1 December 2022, with two additional rounds to open in 2023.
More details are available at https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/grants.
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