Local clubs share in almost $300,000 in community grants

Media statement: Wednesday 16 September

Local clubs share in almost $300,000 in community grants

There’s still 14 weeks until Santa comes to town, but Christmas has come early for 27 local clubs who’ll share in nearly $300,000 grant funding.

Mayor Peter Flannery said he was already looking forward to the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra’s (MBSO) Christmas concert after they scored $2,650.

“This latest round of funding from our Community Grants Program brings our investment into community clubs and local sporting groups to nearly $8 million since the pandemic began,” he said.

“I promised Council would do everything we could to make sure no one slips through the cracks, and I hope this latest round of funding will bring some early Christmas cheer to clubs in need.

“While we focus on economic recovery, I believe it’s just as important to keep our mental health in check.

“So, I’m thrilled events are back on in Moreton Bay as an important way of bringing family, friends, and even strangers together.”

MBSO President Eve Brown said the group aims to bring quality music to the Moreton Bay community and develop and showcase local talent while doing so.

“This grant will go towards commissioning and staging a trumpet concerto by local composer, Tom Green, which we plan to premiere at our Christmas concert ‘Santa and the Symphony’ on Sunday December 6 at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre,” she said.

“We’d like to give a huge thank you to Council for the $2,650 in funding to make it possible for us to share this new work of Tom’s with the community after such a tough year.

“Our annual Christmas concert always brings such joy to the faces of the community and this will be especially poignant this year.”

Mayor Flannery said five local projects, including MBSO’s Christmas concert, received funding in this round of the Regional Art Development Fund.

“Additionally, we’re helping 14 community groups to cover the costs of much needed facilities upgrades including air conditioning installation for the Caboolture Historical Society in time for summer, building new softball dugouts for the Redcliffe Leagues Softball Association, and installing a ramp for wheelchair users at the Moreton Bay Boat Club.

“We’re also supporting nine activities and events, including the Rotary Club of Bribe Island’s mental health awareness fundraising walk and the Brisbane Basketball Association’s beginner basketball clinics in Moreton Bay.”

Successful applicants for round 1 Community Grants Program

Community Grants ProgramOrganisation nameProjectFunding amount

Community Facilities Grant

Bribie Island Meals on Wheels Association Inc.

Air conditioning installation


Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

Kitchen installation and first aid room upgrade


Volunteer Marine Rescue Bribie Island Inc.

Security upgrade


Narangba Australian Football Club Inc.

E-switch installation


Caboolture and District Lawn Tennis Association

Solar system installation


Caboolture Bridge Club Inc.

Security Camera Installation


The Caboolture Historical Society Inc.

Air conditioning installation


Moreton Bay Boat Club

Wheel chair compliant ramp installation


Redcliffe Leagues Softball Association Inc.

Dugouts construction


The Redcliffe Leagues Hockey Club Inc.

Shed to house artificial turf cleaner and sweeper


Multicap Limited

Bathroom Facilities Upgrade


Pine Agility Dog Sports Club

Steps Upgrade Project


Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club Inc.

Grandstand design concept plan


Samford & District Rugby League Football Club Inc.

Solar system installation and audio-visual system upgrade


Community Activities Grant

Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (PCYC Queensland)

Kinder Gym, Fitter for Life and Active Mums Programs


Rotary Club of Bribie Island Inc.

Mental health awareness fundraising walk


Beachmere Community Lawn Bowls Club Inc.

Establishment of a new Croquet group


Central Lakes Neighbourhood Watch (Caboolture 20)

Neighbourhood Watch community day


Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland Inc.

Readers and Writers Festival 2021


Syrian Mosaic Community in Brisbane

Founding celebration for Syrian Mosaic Community


Brisbane Men's and Women's Basketball Association Inc.

Beginner basketball clinics


The Samford Golden Valley Pony Club Inc.

50th anniversary community reunion celebrations


Queensland Guangxi Multicultural Communities Inc.

Self-health rescue: traditional Chinese dancing, tai chi and mindfulness training


Regional Art Development Fund

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

Concept Development for Aboriginal First Nations Display, Art Installation and Landscape Project


DBay Reads

The Living Bay - Curated exhibition


Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra Inc.

Santa and the Symphony (MBSO Christmas Concert 2020)


Ms Emma Wilson

Bringing in the Body - Concept development for performance-based work


This Story Australia Ltd

Age Shall Not Weary Them - Our Veteran's Stories


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