Hills District to benefit from $39,000 in council grants

More than 60 community projects, events and initiatives will be brought to life across the Moreton Bay Region, with the help of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s latest round of community grants totalling more than $337,000.

Community groups in the Hills District (Division 10) have shared in more than $39,000 in the Program for 2016-17, whilst community groups from Division 11 benefited from $71,000. A few of the successful applicants to receive grants in Division 10 & 11 include:

• The Arana Hills Church of Christ which has been approved for a grant of $13,260 to improve access to their facility.

• The Hills Organic Community Garden with a $1,250 grant for gardening equipment, a watering system and a gazebo.

• Samford Equestrian Group – $10,256 grant to refurbish their sheds; $2,629 to plant 20 mature native trees for respite shade for horses and riders; and a further $2,000 for two new laptop computers to help manage events and electronic scoring.

• Samford Commons – $5,000 towards their ‘Maker Festival’ which will showcase how to make items and live sustainability through various stalls, workshops, and a short film festival.

• Samford Valley Community Church – $3,034 to install a shade sail over a children’s outdoor play area for weather protection.

• Samford District Bowls Club – $1,100 for the purchase of ten new stools for member and visitor use.

In addition, as per councils ongoing partnership with the Queensland Government through the Regional Development Arts Fund (RADF), a number of artists from The Hills District had also been awarded grant funding, including:-

• Ferny Hills resident Jennifer Wynter with a $11,700 grant for the creation and distribution of a new comedy web series titled ‘How Me Parent Good – And you Can Too.’

• Everton Hills resident Brendan Glanville will also receive $7,000 through RADF to develop the concept for Moreton Bay’s inaugural Fast Film Youth Shootout Festival.

Applications for the first round of the 2017-18 Community Grants Program will open on 1 July 2017. Offered in two rounds each year, the program offers grants across a range of categories including facility development, community events and interest-free loans for facility improvements.

For more information visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/grants