Tin Can Bay Fishing Club reels in grant for new computer

A $4,348 grant will provide new computer equipment for Tin Can Bay Fishing Club volunteers, helping them organise training courses and events to get more people hooked on fishing, Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announced today.

“With 120 members who all pitch in to keep the Club running, the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club is a beloved part of the local Cooloola Coast community, and they do a fantastic job to share the joy of fishing with hundreds of children and adults every year,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This grant may not be a large one, but it’s an investment in supporting the valuable work that Tin Can Bay Fishing Club does in the community, and saying thank you for the efforts of their volunteers.”

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club president Alan Rippon said the grant would make a difference to the Club’s volunteers by easing the burden of administrative tasks.

“We only charge a nominal fee for the club, so grants like this one provide really good value and allow us to do all the little extras,” Mr Rippon said.

“The new computer will help with doing all the admin for our fishing training days for adults and children, so it’s helping people learn skills like how to cast, tie knots and put bait on; and also for producing our columns and news articles.”

The grant was provided through Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme, which is delivering $22.7 million to community organisations in Australia, delivering investment in regional areas, supporting jobs to drive our economic recovery, and ensuring our regions remain great places to live and visit.

“The Coalition Government is continuing to back regional and remote communities, investing in opportunities for them to get ahead and prosper into the future as well as delivering much-needed infrastructure and equipment, and supporting local jobs,” Mr O’Brien said.

Through the Stronger Communities Program, the Government has provided more than $135 million in total for projects for community-building and job-creating projects across Australia.

More information is available at business.gov.au/scp