Community organisations in the Flynn electorate will share in over $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that they need and deserve.
Round 8 of the Stronger Communities Programme is providing local governing bodies and community groups funding for projects of up to $20,000.
Announcing the successful grant recipients, Federal Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce said more funding for the Flynn electorate would deliver the infrastructure and equipment our communities need to be successful and grow.
“This funding of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community groups will allow them to spend more on their essential activities,” Mr Boyce said.
“This type of investment brings people together by strengthening social connections, building community participation, and delivering a brighter and more vibrant future for communities.
“Unfortunately, this program has been discontinued in Labor’s May 2023 Budget, with no further funding provided beyond the current Stronger Communities Programme Round 8.”
More information is available at: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/stronger-communities-programme-round-8
|Organisation Name||Brief Project Description||Amount (ex GST)|
|Rapid Relief Team||Purchase of Rapid Catering Package that will allow volunteers to set up quickly and provide meals during emergencies.||$ 5,000|
|Mondure District Rural Fire Brigade||Installing kitchen into old fire station building so it can be used as a training and catering centre||$ 16,000|
|St Vincent De Paul||Purchase of a bail press so donated clothing unsuitable for selling can be exported and recycled||$ 11,150|
|Walk with me for Autism||Purchase of items towards modified rugby league program (BBQ, technology)||$ 6,500|
|Emerald and District Athletics Association||Defib and First Aid equipment||$ 2,500|
|South Burnett Ministries||Replacing building doors and installation of air-conditioners||$ 11,200|
|Banana Shire Historical Society||New fridge, Bain Marie, and 50 stackable chairs||$ 9,000|
|Taroom Men’s Shed||Mobile evaporative cooler for the workshop||$ 4,300|
|Eidsvold Show Society Inc||Materials for construction of 3 steel grandstands||$ 4,600|
|QCWA Oakwood||Paint for interior of the hall and air-conditioned for the kitchen||$ 4,400|
|Central Burnett Rugby League||Veo Camera to comply with QRL protocols for recording games||$ 4,000|
|Mount Morgan Promotion and Development||Historical project in Mount Morgan CBD, installing heritage plaque signs on the town’s old buildings in business district||$ 12,000|
|Banana Shire Community Arts Association (BSCAA)||Ride on mower, hedge trimmer, watering equipment and seating for community garden||$ 6,600|
|Mondure Hall Committee||2 x 5000 gallon poly rainwater tanks||$ 7,500|
|Tannum NRL||Upgrade to venue lighting to enable evening/night games||$ 18,000|
|Blackwater Pony Club||Electronic Timers for use at events||$ 4,000|
|Gladstone Men’s Shed||2 x water tanks and new fencing||$ 12,500|
|Gin Gin Bowls Club Inc||Installation of 2 air-conditioners||$ 10,750|