24/1/2019

Grants help 3 Tin Can Bay organisations build a stronger community

Three community organisations in Tin Can Bay will help build a stronger and safer community, after receiving more than $21,000 in Stronger Communities Programme funding,  Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien today said today.

 The Tin Can Bay RSL Sub-Branch will receive a grant of $4,000 to upgrade to the Tin Can Bay RSL & Citizens’ Memorial Hall, under Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Programm, which will be used to install solar panels, providing significant savings to the organisation.

 
“This funding means the Sub-Branch will be able to expand its range of  community-based events as a result of savings on their electricity bills,” Mr O’Brien said. 
 
The Cooloola Coast Medical Transport service will continue to safely carry clients to medical appointments after receiving a $15,000 grant  to replace two of its vehicles, so it can continue to provide its door-to-door service to people on the Cooloola Coast at an affordable cost.
 
“Cooloola Coast Medical Transport is a much-valued and necessary organisation, funded by local businesses and the community, and I’m pleased the Liberal Nationals Government is also contributing to support the Cooloola Coast community,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
Tin Can Bay Fishing Club will receive a $2,878 Stronger Communities grant towards the installation of CCTV cameras, making the Tin Can Bay area safer for residents and visitors.

“This ensures Tin Can Bay continues to be a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and holiday,” Mr O’Brien said. 

“The members of each of these community organisations are to be congratulated on the success of their applications.”
 
The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is designed to improve the resilience of communities by providing capital grants for small projects of between $5000 and $20,000. Up to $150,000 is available in each electorate per year.
 
The grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and local councils. Other successful organisations in this funding round include Maryborough Military Aviation Complex, Hope Reins in Gympie, Cooloola Coast Medical Transport, and Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub-Branch.
 
Further information on the SCP, including guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s website at: http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx