Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced 10 organisations had been awarded funding under the federal government’s Stronger Communities Program – Round Five.
The Stronger Communities Programme supported the Morrison Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Far North Queensland.
Grants to fund small capital projects of between $2500 and $20,000 were available under the program with the grant amount up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.
Successful organisations Include:
Crime Stoppers Queensland (Cairns and Cape York): $20,000
St Vincent de Paul Society Woree $10,000
Surf Lifesaving Queensland – North Queensland Branch $14,000
Mareeba Shire Council: $20,000
Lakeland Horse Sports Association: $10,800
Torres Strait Island Regional Council: $10,000
Endeavour Foundation: $11,000
Barron Trinity Sports Club: $7,000
Port Douglas Primary P&C: $2,640
Queensland State Emergency Service – Kuranda $3,000
Mr Entsch said the 10 successful projects would deliver enormous benefits to their respective communities.
“These investments in vital local infrastructure for communities across Far North Queensland are the sort of projects that bring our communities together, strengthen social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and viable communities into the future,” he said.
“Our local communities are the heart of our region and these investments in local projects is about invigorating these communities and ensuring their continued success.”
Mr Entsch said he was very pleased with the high quality of applications received from our local communities.
“Successful projects include funding towards a Crime Stoppers van that will be used during and after natural disasters, the purchase of two surf lifesaving inflatable rescue boats and significant upgrades to the Kuranda Recreation Centre.
“It also includes funding towards sporting field, fencing and seating upgrades on Badu Island in the Torres Strait, construction of new public and disabled toilets at Barron Trinity Bulls home ground and a communications room upgrade at Kuranda SES headquarters.
“The benefits of these projects are a major win for each of the respective communities.”