NEWMAN GOVERNMENT DELIVERS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
Community and volunteer groups in Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates will share in grants worth $30,000 to help them purchase essential items and equipment, delivering on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services.
Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said the latest funding round of the Caring for our Community program will provide valuable one off support for local organisations.
“Community and volunteer organisations are the backbone of a thriving community, so it’s important that we support them in their efforts to help local residents,” Mr Holswich said.
“Our government understands the importance of these groups and have a strong plan support them as they serve our community.”
“In our region, seven grants worth $30,087 are being provided to help community groups purchase much-needed equipment like computers, camping gear, white goods, or furniture.” (Full list below)
“These grants provide a fantastic opportunity to improve local community facilities and upgrade resources.”
Member for Kallangur, Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, said the Caring for our Community small grants program recognised how much these groups contributed to Queensland communities.
“This program rewards our hardworking community and volunteer groups by providing $4 million in grants over four years towards the purchase of essential equipment they need to support Queenslanders,” Mr Ruthenberg said.
“We know how important these groups are to their local communities, and that’s why we made an election commitment to provide this much-needed financial assistance.”
This latest funding round brings the government’s commitment to the Caring for our Community program to more than $2.9 million.
For more information about Caring for our Community program visit www.communities.qld.gov.au