Sports and community groups across Brisbane will receive grants to buy new equipment and deliver facility upgrades under the latest round of the 2022-23 Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said 51 Brisbane not-for-profit groups will share in more than $420,000 in funding.
“Our community organisations have tens of thousands of members and its incredibly important we invest in and support these important community groups,” Cr Schrinner said.
“We are working with these groups and providing grants to help them do maintenance and undertake improvements works, purchase new equipment, and create new projects for their community.
“I’m committed to supporting community groups so they can continue to create new opportunities for residents of all ages and interests.
“The Better Suburbs Grants are just one of the many ways we’re investing in a liveable city for the future.
“This latest round of funding will help local sporting clubs, community and youth centres, Men’s Sheds and charities like Cystic Fibrosis Queensland and Rosies Youth Mission to improve and grow.
“These organisations are at the forefront of responding to local community needs and helping residents, and it is important we support their ability to continue this work.”
Cr Schrinner said the grant funding would support vital projects to help assist community organisations continue to deliver their programs.
“Centenary Netball Club will use funding to upgrade and reseal their courts at Peter Lightfoot Reserve at Middle Park, Holland Park Hawks Football Club will receive a new scoreboard and the safety netting on the multi-use throwing cage at Bowden Park, Geebung will be replaced,” he said.
“Since its launch in 2021 the highly successful Better Suburbs Grants Program has now delivered $4.7 million in funding to 223 community organisations.
“These not-for-profits and community groups work hard to help make Brisbane an inclusive, resilient, connected and healthy city and these grants offer the opportunity to strengthen their commitment to build stronger communities for our city.”
Councillor Sarah Hutton said the grants would be vital in catering to the needs of the wider community.
“Each grant awarded will take into consideration what our community organisations need most,” Cr Hutton said.
“For the Centenary Netball Club, that means upgrading playing surfaces, while St Catherine’s United Football Club will be looking to purchase a new mower as they maintain their football fields.
“4 Voices Global Limited will be providing volunteers with mental health training and the Centenary Archers Club will begin designing their indoor archery facility.
“We are committed to providing the necessary funds for our clubs to be even better.”
Applications for the next round of the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburb Grants Community Support Category opens on 24 July 2023.
Congratulations to the four local groups in Jamboree Ward who were successful.
|Centenary Netball Club Inc.
|Upgrade playing surface
|Upgrade and reseal two courts to support netball at Peter Lightfoot Reserve, Middle Park.
|4 Voices Global Limited
|Making a difference: Mental Health First Aid Training for Volunteers
|To provide mental health first aid training to their volunteers, to enable them to better support vulnerable members in the community.
|St Catherine’s United Football Club Inc
|Replace the ageing zero to maintain football fields.
|Centenary Archers Club Inc
|Planning and design for indoor archery facility
|Planning and design for indoor archery facility for club at Wacol Station Road Park, 427 Wacol Station Road, Sumner.