Media statement: Wednesday 16 September
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.”
|Community Grants Program||Organisation name||Project||Funding 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.
Narangba Australian Football Club Inc.
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.
The Redcliffe Leagues Hockey Club Inc.
Shed to house artificial turf cleaner and sweeper
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
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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