Local Community and Volunteer Groups Can Apply to Share in $1.3 Million


Pine Rivers and Kallangur community and volunteer groups can now share in almost $1.3 million worth of funding for essential items and equipment as part of a helping hand from the Newman Government.

Local Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg, said the second funding round as part of the Newman Government's $4 million Caring for Our Community election commitment would open on 21 October 2013.

"We understand the invaluable contribution community groups and their volunteers make to our local community so we are providing small grants of up to $5000 to help support these groups," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"Bigger grants of up to $15,000 may also be considered for more substantial projects, such as making food preparation areas compliant with regulations or a sun shade structures for a multi-purpose sporting field."

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich has encouraged every local community and volunteer group to apply for funding.

"These grants provide a fantastic opportunity to improve community facilities and upgrade resources, whether it is to upgrade software, computers, safety equipment or a fridge," he said.

"A small boost like this can go a long way for our community groups and their volunteers."

Mr Holswich mentioned that as part of the first Caring for Our Community funding round earlier this year, more than 300 organisations across the state received grants for essential items and equipment.

Applications for Caring for Our Community grants close on 2 December 2013.

To apply for Caring for Our Community grants visit www.communities.qld.gov.au