Brisbane community and sporting groups are being encouraged to apply for their share of $1 million in funds available to improve and maintain their facilities.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said he was pleased to be able to re-launch the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants just a few months after the Brisbane’s devastating floods.
“In February we were able to move quickly to approve $1.5 million in emergency relief payments for the repair and recovery works at more than 315 flood-impacted clubs,” Cr Schrinner said.
“As our not-for-profit sporting and community groups continue to return to business–as–usual, I’m proud to be able to reopen the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants which have a huge impact on facilities across our community – from sporting clubs to community centres.
These facilities are the heart of their communities and it’s important that the people who run them have support so they can continue to grow to meet the increasing demand.”
The Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grant – Community Facility Category provides funding for both the planning and design, and construction phases of projects.
Cr Schrinner said past recipients, including the Bulimba Community Centre, Everton Park Bowls and Community Club and the Community Living Association in Nundah, have used the grants to make their venues more accessible, renovate kitchens, add shade sails, and improve lighting.
“Using this opportunity to maintain or improve their venues means community, sporting and cultural groups can better serve the people who attend their facilities as well as attract more,” he said.
“I encourage community groups who have plans to improve their facilities to apply for a grant.”
The upcoming funding round opens on 18 July and closes 29 August. Successful applicants will be informed early-November. Another funding round will open in late January 2023.
For all details visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call 07 3403 8888.