$267k boost for local clubs and groups
Published 29 April 2021
An additional $267,000 has been offered to 25 local groups across three different community funding streams provided by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
This includes the first recipients of the new ‘Regional Economic Development Grant’, specifically to help community organisations advance the Moreton Bay Region economy.
Mayor Peter Flannery said it was a practical way for Council to invest in the local community and economy by helping to support projects such as upgrading sports facilities, to buying new club equipment and or hosting community and business events.
“This will include replacing roofs, installing solar, providing air conditioning systems, upgrading facilities to get better outcomes for our community,” Mayor Flannery said.
“It will also support fantastic local activities such as mental health programs, an equestrian trade show, Indigenous sporting and cultural events and the development of training resources to address domestic violence.
“Feedback from previous grant recipients tells us our biannual Community Activity and Community Facilities Grants are making a huge difference at a grassroots level.
“And for the first time we’re supporting local groups with their business initiatives through the Regional Economic Development Grant, including the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc and the Multicultural Association of Caboolture.
“With so many grants now on offer, it’s a good time to register with our new Moreton Bay Region Finding Finder - the one-stop-shop to find funding to help with your organisation’s needs.
“The platform brings a range of grants from different funders to one central location, helping groups quickly search and identify relevant grant and funding opportunities.
“In fact, it’s not too late to apply for Local Community Support Grant; where we offer $3,000 per application and a maximum of $5,000 per financial year to support local community, cultural, sporting and environmental projects.
“But get in quick, the next round of applications close tomorrow, Friday 30 April!”
To see what grants are available to you, visit https://moretonbay.grantguru.com.au/
Read the list of successful applicants.