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Community Grants Enrich the Scenic Rim

Thirty community groups across the Scenic Rim will share in a total of more than $82,000 allocated by Council under Round One of its Community Grants Program for 2018-19.
 
Corporate and Community Services Chair, Cr Michael Enright, said Council assessed 31 diverse applications, totalling more than $103,000, by Scenic Rim community groups for projects ranging from small items of equipment to community festivals.
 
"The Community Grants Program aims to provide assistance to local not-for-profit groups and organisations that make a positive contribution to the quality of life in the Scenic Rim," he said.
 
"Grants awarded through this program support the work of grassroots groups that rely heavily on volunteers and contribute to the quality of life in our region by strengthening the social fabric of our communities.
 
"Many of these groups bring our communities together through events and activities that celebrate our identity, culture and diversity."
 
Council's Community Grants program was revised in 2017 from four to two funding rounds that are now aligned with the Sport and Recreation Grants Program.
 
The groups and their projects to benefit from the first round of Community Grants for the 2018-19 year are:
 
Community Groups Projects to Benefit from Grant Funding
Kalbar Community Baptist Church Australia Day Awards
The Baptist Union of Queensland Additional items for Community Cafe
Lions Club of Boonah Barbecue and fridge for catering trailer
Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival
Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Incorporated Annual Autumn and Spring Orchid Shows
Probus Club of Beaudesert Incorporated Purchase of Christmas Lights for Elysium Village
Fassifern Horse & Pony Club Incorporated Loud speaker for hearing impaired participants
Beaudesert Golf Club Incorporated Ladies Lets Golf Clinics
Tamborine Mountain Garden Club Incorporated Backpack leaf blowers
Beaudesert Potters Assn Build extension to accommodate more members
Boonah District Chamber of Commerce Inc Annual Boonah Community Christmas Street Festival
Beechmont Tennis Club Upgrade fridge, freezer and microwave oven
Historical Society of Beaudesert Incorporated Save Westwood Cottage project
Boonah Shire Disability Support Group Incorporated Build a Storage Unit
Tamborine Mountain Tennis Club Inc Radar speed camera and replacement of water tank
Tamborine Pony Club Inc Top dress sand on arena surfaces
U3A Tamborine Mountain Incorporated Website creation and purchase of dehumidifier
Tamborine Mountain Orchestral & Choral Society Inc Hosting community concerts
Lions Club of Fassifern Incorporated Kalbar Country Day
Lions Club of Harrisville Incorporated Proposed structure at Peak Mountain View Park
Harrisville State School P&C Association Purchase early years equipment for playgroup
Rathdowney Amateur Swimming Club Volunteer training first aid and water safety course
Probus Club of Tamborine Mountain Incorporated PA system
Rural Lifestyle Options Australia Ltd 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay
Beaucare Inc Body language project
Boonah State High School Chaplaincy Committee Presenter for community project, advertising and printing for Chappy Challenge
Canungra State School P&C Association Produce reusable bags
Beaudesert Bowls Club Incorporated Purchase artificial bowling arms and provide coaching
Anglican Parish of Tamborine Mountain Defibrillator pack
Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch Inc Create a memorial honouring community volunteers