Council has delivered $15,000 in grants to two community clubs across Jamboree Ward, as part of its ongoing commitment to strengthen local community organisations and sporting clubs.
Jamboree Ward Councillor Matthew Bourke said Council was proud to support a wide range of local community groups through its Building Stronger Communities Grants.
“Brisbane City Council is committed to creating lifestyle and leisure opportunities, supporting grassroots organisations to have better facilities for everyone to enjoy,” Cr Bourke said.
“Council delivered funding to local not-for-profit community organisations and sports clubs through the program to assist sporting clubs, community groups and not for profit organisations to upgrade their facilities and upskill their volunteers.
“Grants of $7,500 were delivered to both the Western Districts Baseball Club and the Centenary Stormers F.C. to help them develop a facility master plan to support the future growth of baseball and soccer at Atthows Park, Darra.
“We recognise the significant contributions of Jamboree Ward’s community organisations in promoting and linking residents to recreation opportunities that positively impact the broader community.
“These grants enable a wide range of groups to continue delivering for the Jamboree Ward area, foster a sense of community identity and strengthen community connections.”
Lifestyle and Community Services Chairman Peter Matic said since the projects supported through this year’s grant program are delivering better leisure options in Jamboree Ward.
“Building Stronger Communities Grants program began in 2016-17, Council had allocated almost $7.5 million across 221 local organisations of all sizes across Brisbane,” he said.
“These projects include resurfacing tennis courts, renovating and refurbishing facilities, upgrading lighting, installing additional facilities, and developing operational strategies for the local organisations to better deliver for their communities.
“We recognise the significant contributions of Jamboree Ward’s local not-for-profit community organisations and sporting clubs in creating recreation and wellbeing opportunities, which has positive impacts across the community.
“Three funding categories are available for applicants, with categories focusing on facility development and maintenance, and improving organisational development – particularly in the area of effective committee management.”
For more information on Council’s Grants Programs, visit brisbane.qld.gov.au/grants or phone Council on 3403 8888.