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New grants to Build Stronger Communities

New grants to Build Stronger Communities
Council is calling for final applications for a brand new grants package supporting the important work of community groups and not for profit organisations across the city.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Building Stronger Communities Grants Program recognised the contributions the city’s grassroots organisations make to Brisbane.

“Last year I announced a new $10 million grants program over four years to ensure our important community organisations have the financial support they need to continue delivering their valuable services,” Cr Quirk said.

“This grants package will give community groups, sporting clubs and not for profit organisations of all sizes and interests financial assistance to maintain their facilities, cover operational costs and upskill their volunteers.

“A funding pool of $2.5 million will be made available each year for the next four years, with grants covering three areas including refurbishing and upgrading club facilities such as canteens and function rooms, and organisational development such as management training and development for volunteers.”

Applications for the Building Stronger Communities Grants Program opened on 10 October, with applications for the program closing on 6 February 2017.

“Community groups and organisations play an integral role in enhancing lifestyle and leisure opportunities while strengthening ties in local communities across the city,” Cr Quirk said.

“Whether it’s a local sporting group or community social club, these organisations contribute to Council vision of a safe, friendly and inclusive city and we are committed to ensuring these important groups get the support they need.

“Relieving some of the financial burden for community groups through grant funding can help to make them more sustainable in the long term, which means residents have ongoing access to the many wonderful organisations currently operating.

“I encourage groups to check their eligibility for the Program and to submit an application online before the program closes.”

For more information on Council’s Grants Programs and how to apply, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/grants or phone Council on (07) 3403 8888.

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