Monday, 5th July 2021
Member for Glass House Andrew Powell is proud to announce the four winners of his second round of Local Heroes Grants for 2021.
Each year, up to four grants of $250 are available for individuals or groups in the electorate, four times a year.
“Many community groups are desperately underfunded and rely on volunteers and fundraising to keep afloat. I created these grants to help those groups get by wherever I can,” said Mr Powell.
The grants are designed to help small community groups and local individuals get by. Sporting clubs, neighbourhood centres, RSL’s P&C’s and Rural Fire Brigades, as well as students or adults competing in State, National or International sporting endeavours, are just some examples of who can apply.
In no particular order, the winners of round two were:
- Connor Keogh, Youth MP for Glass House – supporting Connor to attend various Queensland Youth Parliament events;
- Mount Mee State School – funding to bring ‘The Fathering Project’ into their school – engaging dads and supporting schools to build stronger family partnerships for the children;
- Woodford Community House – raising funds to make the project viable as it is still in its’ early stages;
- Caboolture Men’s Shed – holding their annual charity golf day earlier in the year, and;
- Maleny Visitors Information Centre – putting on a volunteers thank you morning tea, also held earlier in the year.
“The Local Heroes Grants program runs throughout the year and, you never know, on occasion I may be able to give more than four grants in a round.”
Applications for round three are currently open and will remain open until Tuesday 24th August.
“I didn’t get as many applications as usual this round, so make sure you apply for round three! There’s $1,000 to give away and your group might share in that money.”
“If you’re in need of some extra money to fund an event, keep the lights on or train someone new in your organisation, let me know! Apply for the next round of grants.”
“To apply for round three, head over to my website at https://andrewpowell.com.au/local-heroes/” Mr Powell concluded.