Winning Groups Secure Vital Support for their Initiatives

Tuesday, 10th October 2023


Member for Glass House Andrew Powell has announced several deserving organisations and individuals have emerged victorious in securing much-needed funding and sponsorship for their respective causes through his latest round of Local Heroes grants. 


“I am truly inspired by the dedication and passion displayed by our local heroes. These grant winners are the backbone of our community, working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of others or inspiring us with their individual exploits,” said Mr Powell. 


Centre Against Domestic Abuse Scores Funding for Emergency Relief 


The Centre Against Domestic Abuse has been awarded funding to bolster their emergency relief efforts for women and children who are forced to flee their homes due to domestic violence (DV). This funding ensures that those in desperate need will receive the support and resources required to rebuild their lives and regain their independence. 


“The Centre Against Domestic Abuse plays a crucial role in our community by providing emergency relief for women and children escaping domestic violence. This grant underscores our commitment to ensuring their safety and well-being during challenging times.” 


Mooloolah State School P&C Gains Sponsorship for Trivia Night Extravaganza 


Mooloolah State School’s Parents and Citizens (P&C) association triumphed in securing sponsorship for their highly successful trivia night held back in August. This sponsorship helped make the event an unforgettable evening of fun and knowledge, benefiting the school and fostering a sense of community engagement and camaraderie. 


Chloe Hart’s BMX Journey Gets a Boost 


Chloe Hart, an aspiring BMX athlete, is on the road to success with the support she needs to compete in the upcoming BMX QLD and SA titles in September and October, as well as the Australian titles in Victoria in November. The funding provided to Chloe ensures that she can pursue her passion and represent her community on a national stage. 


“Chloe Hart’s dedication to BMX racing is commendable. By providing funding for her journey to the BMX QLD and SA titles, as well as the Australian titles, we are enabling her to represent our community on a national stage and pursue her dreams in the sport.  Keep an eye out for her at next year’s world titles and, who knows, maybe the 2032 Olympics in our own backyard!” 


Wamuran and Historical Visitors Centre Set to Rock Fundraising Music Event 


The Wamuran and Historical Visitors Centre has successfully secured funding to assist with expenses for their annual fundraising music event in November. This event aims to raise money for the Jackson Hepner Foundation and support Wamuran State School chaplaincy endeavors. With this financial support, the event promises to be a resounding success, contributing to the betterment of both the local community and the worthy causes. 


“These winning groups and individuals exemplify the power of community support and the commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.” 


“Their dedication to their respective causes has been recognised and celebrated, and their initiatives are set to have a lasting impact on the community,” concluded Mr Powell. 


To apply for the next and final round of grants for the year, visit before Thursday 23rd November.