Community grants a boost for Caloundra
  • Friday 22 June 2012

A number of community, cultural and sporting groups in Caloundra have been strengthened by Sunshine Coast Council community grants.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said six local groups had received a total of $43,858 under Council’s Community Grants Program.

"This funding is richly deserved by its recipients and will provide a real boost to all of these groups and associations that play a vital role in making our community a better place," he said.

"These community grants will be put towards some very worthy projects and upgrades and assist council’s aim of developing a sustainable economy, community and environment."

The following groups in Division 2 received Community Grants:

(Community Development)

  • St John Ambulance (Qld) – Caloundra Division (for new resuscitation equipment) - $5,957

(Cultural Development)

  • Creative Events Incorporated (for Music on King-Jungle Fever) - $10,000

(Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living)

  • Caloundra City Junior Rugby Union Club (Kitchen facility upgrades) - $6,956
  • Caloundra Cricket Club (Equipment shed purchase) - $6,971
  • Caloundra and Districts Rugby League Football Club Limited (Field lighting upgrade - $12,275
  • Caloundra City Boxing Association (Training equipment upgrade project) - $1,699

Seventy eight community groups across the Sunshine Coast received a total of $541,175 in Community Grants for 82 projects.

The Grants Program provides funding for projects in seven categories – community development, cultural development, economic development, environment, festive season activities, heritage and history, and sport, recreation and healthy living.

The next major round of council’s Community Grants Program will open in July and close on 1 September 2012. Further details are available at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants.