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Powell Media Release – Local Heroes Grants Round one winners announced

21 February 2017

Round one of Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes Grants for 2017 has been announced and four very worthy recipients in Glass House will be presented with a cheque for $250.

Designed to provide a bit of a helping hand to community groups or individuals participating in local, state, national or international endeavours, Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes grants have proven very popular since the local Member announced this program in January 2016. Mr Powell said he receives more and more applications with each round and saw a genuine need to continue the awards this year.

“During my years representing this very special community, I have become acutely aware of how vital community groups are to our region and how tough they do it financially.

“In the same way if I can make a contribution towards an individual pursuing sporting or academic ventures, then I am only too happy to oblige,” Mr Powell said.

Winners for round one are:

•Peachester State School P & C to purchase a microwave for their Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
•Elimbah Uniting Church to purchase a small zip hot water system for their kitchen
•Palmwoods Netball Club towards a netball team building camp out
•Pillowcases for Oncology Kids (based in Maleny) to purchase supplies for pillowcases which are distributed to children receiving oncology treatment

Mr Powell encourages anyone who fits the criteria for a Local Heroes Grant to apply.   Information can be found on his website

Closing dates for other rounds in 2017 are as follows:

Round 2 – Monday 10 April
Round 3 – Monday 12 June
Round 4 – Monday 14 August
Round 5 – Monday 9 October
Round 6 – Monday 11 December


[ENDS] 21 February 2017

Photo – Andrew Powell MP with representatives from Peachester State School P & C and children

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