Funding boost for community grants in the region

BURNETT community and volunteer groups can now share in almost $1.3 million worth of funding for essential items and equipment.

Mmber for Burnett Stephen Bennett said the second funding round as part of the Newman Government's $4 million Caring for Our Community election commitment had opened.

"We understand the invaluable contribution community groups and their volunteers make to our local community so we are providing small grants of up to $5000 to help support these groups," Mr Bennett said.

"Bigger grants of up to $15,000 may also be considered for more substantial projects, such as making food preparation areas compliant with regulations or a sun shade structures for a multi-purpose sporting field."

Mr Bennett encouraged all Burnett community and volunteer groups to apply for funding. 

"These grants provide a fantastic opportunity to improve community facilities and upgrade resources, whether it is to upgrade software, computer, safety equipment or a fridge," he said.

"A small boost like this can go a long way for our community groups and their volunteers."     

Mr Bennett said as part of the first Caring for Our Community funding round earlier this year, more than 300 organisations across the state received grants for essential items and equipment.

Applications for Caring for Our Community grants close on 2 December 2013.

To apply for Caring for Our Community grants visit www.communities.qld.gov.au.



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