Twenty-four community groups across the Central Highlands will share in more than $166,000 thanks to the Central Highlands Regional Council’s first community grants round for 2022.
The successful applicants were endorsed in the general council meeting on 13 April 2022.
The Springsure Junior Cricket Club received one of nine sports and recreation grants to purchase new equipment for the team.
Springsure local Vivienne Sullivan, secretary and treasurer of the cricket club, is grateful for the funding and excited for their new equipment to arrive.
‘We’re really grateful to council for supporting our local club in Springsure,’ Mrs Sullivan said.
‘We applied for $3,183 from council to purchase a Spinfire Pro-1 Ball bowling machine to help the kids improve their batting skills.’
The machine helps players build confidence in their ability and is game-changing for kids aged eight to 17 years old.
‘The fact that the coaches can now be standing next to the kids when practicing batting to make changes and improvements to player’s form will be fundamental in our club’s development and for the young players within it,’ she continued.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said the volume of high-quality applications made it challenging to be on the panel this year.
‘It’s already been a huge year for community grants with 39 eligible applications received for the first community grant round,’ Mayor Hayes said.
‘It was a tough round to assess with many great applications. Congratulations to all who were successful.
‘Council offers two rounds of community grants each calendar year, and I encourage those who missed out on this round to apply for the second round coming up soon.’
Round 2 will close on 28 August 2022 at 5 pm.
Congratulations to all the recipients of this round’s community grants program. A complete list is below.
For further information on council’s community grants program, visit the website, phone 1300 242 686 or visit your local council customer service centre.
|Arcadia Valley Recreation Association||Improvements to Recreation Hall||Community Assistance||5,000.00|
|Bauhinia Polocrosse Club Inc||Upgrade clubroom kitchen||Community Improvement||20,000.00|
|Blackwater and District Rugby League Football Club Inc||Construction of referee rooms at grounds||Community Improvement||20,000.00|
|Blackwater Clay Target Club Inc||Purchase canteen fridge||Sport and Recreation||5,000.00|
|Blackwater Tiny Tots Centre Inc||Purchase of fridge and picnic tables||Community Assistance||2,270.68|
|Callide Dawson Branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society Inc||Medical providers (ambulance) at annual Stock Horse Show||Sport and Recreation||3,000.00|
|Central Highlands Agricultural Show Society||Australian School of Etiquette professional and personal development for teens and adults||Community Assistance||4,688.00|
|Central Highlands Junior Rugby Union Inc||Multi-code Junior Football Precinct Master Plan||Community Improvement||20,000.00|
|Central Highlands Triathlon Club||Trailer maintenance and purchase of computer for events||Sport and Recreation||3,370.00|
|Dingo Tennis Club Inc||Upgrade clubhouse flooring||Sport and Recreation||5,000.00|
|Emerald and District Athletics Association Inc||Equipment replacement||Sport and Recreation||5,000.00|
|Emerald Gymnastics and Trampoline Club Inc||Training equipment||Sport and Recreation||4,009.98|
|Emerald Junior Tigers Rugby League Inc||Portable PA system||Sport and Recreation||3,507.98|
|Emerald Police and Community Youth Club||RUBY – Rise Up Be Yourself||Community Assistance||1,303.98|
|Emerald Show Society Inc||Light up the HIA pavilion||Community Improvement||12,100.00|
|Gemfields Community Garden Group Inc||Battery operated garden equipment||Community Assistance||2,000.00|
|Gindie Tennis Club Inc||Replacement of broken glass on beverage fridge||Sport and Recreation||4,341.85|
|Outback Exploratorium||Byte Wise Exhibition||Community Assistance||5,500.00|
|Playgroup Queensland Ltd – Tieri Possums Playgroup||Purchase of new equipment||Community Assistance||5,043.32|
|Sagittarius Creek Golf Club Inc (Blackwater Golf Club)||Blackwater Golf ProAm tournament||Community Assistance||5,000.00|
|Springsure Gun Club||Shed construction||Community Improvement||20,000.00|
|Springsure Junior Cricket Club||Spinfire Pro-1 Ball Machine||Sport and Recreation||3,183.00|
|Springsure Lions Club Inc||Instant marquee for community events||Community Assistance||4,500.00|
|Springsure State School Parents and Citizens Association||Upgrade school bore||Community Assistance||5,000.00|