Local Community Grants Program

Community groups from Samford and the Hills District will share in more than $112,000 in the first round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2017/18.

This funding will help local community groups deliver a range of sporting, cultural and charity initiatives and are a great investment in our community.

Under this round of grants, community projects and events, awarded funding in the Hills District include:

• Ferny Hills and Districts Swimming Club Inc: Over $2,680 provided for governance, structure review and strategic planning.

• Guides Queensland Ferny Hills District: Over $3,000 has been allocated for their Come and Try Day.

• Lions Club of Brisbane Bunya Inc. : $1,500 for a portable gazebo including club name and branding.

• Ferny Hills Progress Association Inc. : $947 for The Hills District and Bunya Garden Competition.

In addition, local resident Pia Robinson has been supported with $1,000 for professional development in embroidery, sewing and pattern making all thanks to council’s ongoing partnership with the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

Several community organisations in Samford have also been recognised for grants:

• Samford Equestrian Group Inc: $9,925 to undertake planning activities for the construction of 32 stables.

• Pine Rivers Koala Care Association Inc. : $5000 for Wild Koala Day Celebration 2018. • Samford Farmers Hall Community Open Day : $5,000 for the Samford Farmers Hall Community Open Day.

• Pine Rivers Catchment Association $2,585 to support the second stage of Cats Claw treatment along Mt Samson Road and undertake five community engagement activities at the Old Petrie Town markets.

• Dayboro Boomerang Bags : $2,000 for over locker sewing machine and ironing press to make re-useable bags.

• The CCC Project of The Lions Club of Samford Inc. :$2,000 for over locker sewing machines.

• Mt Nebo Residents’ Association Inc.: $2,000 for folding tables.

Samford Tennis Club has also been approved for a $50,000 interest-free loan through the grants program that will allow the Club to build two additional courts to support its growing membership.

Applications for the second round of the 2017-18 program will open on 1st February 2018.

All the funding options to community groups and individuals are available on council‘s website along with information on what you need to include in your application. The Community Grants Program is offered in two rounds each year, across a range of categories including facility development, community events and interest-free loans for facility improvements. For more information on council’s Community Grants Program visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/grants