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First Round of 2020 Local Heroes Grants Announced

Monday, 8 June 2020

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell is excited to announce the first-round winners of his 2020 Local Heroes Grants.

Each year, four grants of $250 are available for individuals or groups in the electorate, four times a year.

The grants are designed to help small community groups and individuals get by. Groups like sporting clubs, neighbourhood centres, RSL’s are some examples of who can apply.

“This round has a great selection of applicants. It was nice to see both new and old organisations applying for the grants” said Mr Powell.

In no particular order, the winners are:

  • Surfcity Darts Association Inc. – This relatively new darts club will be using their grant to make clubhouse improvements and put towards the cost of members travel to compete.
  • Arts on the Spectrum – Lynne Matthews from Arts on the Spectrum will be using the money to cover hall hire costs for an upcoming art show. Arts on the Spectrum showcases art from artists with autism.
  • Wamuran Community Hall – The hall committee will be spending their $250 to put towards a new dance floor in the hall. Dances have been held in the hall every month since 1985 and it is the halls main fundraiser.

“As always, I have tried to spread the love throughout the entire electorate, but unfortunately we didn’t receive any nominations north of Beerwah this time.”

“These grants are all about supporting our local, grassroots community groups and amazing individuals.  $250 sometimes makes all the difference and allows them to host an event, attend an elite sporting event or simply keep on doing what they do.”

Round two has already closed, but applications for round three will remain open until Monday 24th August.


“I had to delay choosing and announcing the round two winners due to COVID, but keep your ears peeled for those winners to be announced soon.”

“To apply for round three, head over to my website at” Mr Powell concluded.

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