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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Council builds stronger Walter Taylor

Brisbane City Council is serving up more than $115,000 in Walter Taylor, recognising the contribution of local community groups.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the grants were part of a $10 million four-year program that provided community groups of all sizes and interests financial assistance to maintain their facilities and cover operational costs.

“Community groups play an integral role in making Brisbane a great place to live, work and relax, while strengthening local communities across the city,” Cr Quirk said.

“This Administration is committed to ensuring our grassroots organisations have the support they need to continue contributing to the community, which is why we have introduced the Building Stronger Communities grants program.

“A total of 69 worthy organisations will benefit from a funding pool of $2.5 million this year, which will allow them to upgrade their facilities, boost organisational development or provide training to their volunteers.”

Local Councillor Julian Simmonds said the Building Stronger Communities grants program would provide a well-deserved boost for local groups including St Thomas’ Riverview Kindergarten, Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club, Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club and West Toowong Bowls and Sporting Club based across Walter Taylor, who would take home a share of $115,000.

“West Toowong Bowls and Sporting Club will receive a $7,284.00 boost which will assist them to develop an engagement plan and boost membership,” Councillor Simmonds said.

“Our local groups are the heart and soul of our community and it’s great to see their contributions recognised through this program”.

Cr Quirk said the Building Stronger Communities Grants Program was part of Council’s vision for the future, improving quality of life for residents.

“Whether it’s a local sporting group or community social club, these organisations contribute to Council’s vision of a safe, friendly and inclusive city,” he said.

“Relieving some of the financial burden for community groups through grant funding can help to make them more sustainable in the long term.

“I congratulate all of these groups on their success as part of this year’s program.”

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