Community and volunteer groups in Glass House will share in more than $1.5 million to help them purchase essential items and equipment, delivering on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services.
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said the latest funding round of the Caring for our Community program would make a significant difference in Glass House.
“Community and volunteer organisations are the backbone of places such as Glass House, so it’s important that we support them in their efforts to help local residents,” Mr Powell said.
“We understand the importance of these groups and have a strong plan to grow Queensland communities.
“In this area, 4 grants up to $5,000 each are being provided to help community groups purchase much-needed equipment like computers, camping gear, white goods, musical instruments or furniture.
“These grants provide a fantastic opportunity to improve local community facilities and upgrade resources.
“Whether it’s for a printer, computer, a fridge or microwave, the cost of equipment or infrastructure mounts up quickly for community groups and a small boost like this can go a long way.”
The grant recipients in Glass House were:
- Delaneys Creek Rural Fire Brigade, $4700
- Peachester History Committee, $4740
- Palmwoods Memorial Hall, $4972
- Glasshouse Districts Cricket Club, $3824
Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the Caring for our Community small grants program, recognised how much these groups contributed to Queensland communities.
“This program rewards our hardworking community and volunteer groups by providing $4 million in grants over four years towards the purchase of essential equipment they need to support Queenslanders,” Ms Davis said.
“We know how important these groups are to their local communities, and that’s why we made an election commitment to provide this much-needed financial assistance.”
This latest funding round brings the government’s commitment to the Caring for our Community program to more than $2.9 million.
For more information about Caring for our Community program visit www.communities.qld.gov.au.
ENDS- 13 May 2014