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More than $17,000 in council community grants for Division 12.


Local community groups in Division 12 will share in more than $17,000 in the first round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2018/19.

Councillor for Division 12 Adrian Raedel said funding of $5000 would be allocated to Caboolture Basketball Inc. towards a rebranding initiative.

“Council’s Community Grants Program is really about empowering community organisations to take pride and ownership in making the Moreton Bay Region an even better place to live and visit and this council grant will help the club to achieve their goal with greater ease,” Cr Raedel says.

“I am also pleased to announce a funding grant of more than $4,800 to enable the Woodford Golf Club Inc. to increase awareness and participation levels of women and girls in golf by providing free coaching clinics.

“There is nothing more motivating than being part of a community that embraces equality and Woodford Golf Club’s Inc. mission to get more girls playing golf as part of its Swing it Chicks project is a testament of that.

“Seeing youth getting out and about, enjoying the great outdoors to get fit is a fantastic way to preserve our healthy and active lifestyle for years to come.

Cr Raedel said he was also excited to announce $5000 to the Mt Mee District Historical Society Inc. to hold an “Arts on the Mountain” art exhibition.

“We’ve also allocated a $3000 Community Grant to Aimee Grat for her project Life on the Line, which would feature stories from the Woodford community about childhood memories of growing up in the township.

“The stories collected as part of this project will be turned into a film installation and performance piece forming a major feature in the 2018/19 Woodford Folk Festival - an iconic cultural, music, arts, entertainment and performance event.

“I can’t wait to see these projects, events and initiatives brought to life to not only benefit our local community, but also to keep them connected and active for years to come.”

Council’s Community Grants Program, which is offered in two rounds each year, is comprised of six grant categories that aim to develop and support organisations and individuals to positively contribute to the region’s community wellbeing, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and cultural life.

Cr Raedel congratulated all successful applicants and encouraged other community groups and individuals interested in applying for the next round of the Community Grants Program to visit council’s website for more information.

Applications for the second round of the 2018-19 program will open on February 1, 2019.

For more information on council’s Community Grants Program visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/grants


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