Ausbuild Community Fund grants announced, round 4

Published 2:00pm 5 June 2024

Ausbuild Community Fund grants announced, round 4
Words by Moreton Daily

Ausbuild has announced the recipients of its Community Fund (Moreton Bay) Grant Program Round 4.

The $50,000 funding pool will be shared by 16 charities, local organisations, schools, sporting groups and community projects, across Moreton Bay, ranging from the provision of medical equipment for sick babies and children, educational initiatives for vulnerable youth and environmental projects.

Ausbuild Joint Managing Director Matthew Bell says he is excited about the wide range of applications the expanded grant program received in Round 4.

“This grant round, we saw a record number of applications from 67 community organisations and charities, representing a diverse array of applicants from charities, sporting clubs, schools, community events and not for profit groups,” Matthew says.

“Although we wish we could support everyone, our independent grant review panel had the difficult job of narrowing down the successful recipients.

“The projects are just as diverse with funds going towards supporting food transporting equipment for Meals on Wheels, supporting Redcliffe Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club safeguarding our beaches and swimmers, native beehive restorage, awareness of prostate cancer and so many more incredible initiatives.

“These projects will have a positive and lasting impact on a wide sector of people including volunteers, homeless, young people, as well as our environment.

“Community organisations, sporting groups, schools and charities are integral to our city, and it is always exciting got see the benefits this funding provides.”

Matthew says the funding will benefit and support various communities across Moreton Bay, with an eclectic mix of projects being funded ranging from improving environmental conditions at a local clubhouse, to providing a local food charity with the means to store donations, to supporting chaplaincy at a local school. “Ausbuild is proud to be able to make such a positive contribution to Moreton Bay and its communities,” he says.

Successful grant recipients

Redcliffe & District Woodcraft Society - Equipment to support member health
Samford Scout Group - Building nest boxes to increase the local barn owl population
Moreton Bay Regional Prostate Cancer Support Group - Awareness of Prostate Cancer disease in Moreton Bay
Dayboro Community Kindergarten - Native beehive restoration
Reddy Fun and Fitness - REDDY Fun Run/Walk (branded gazebo)
Herd Together Inc - Solar lights for charity buildings and outdoor area
Bribie Island Croquet Club - Purchase of equipment (stackable chairs) for our club house
Redcliffe Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club - Safeguarding beach and water access for rescue assets
Vineyard Mercy Centre - Freezer for donation storage
Meals on Wheels Moreton Bay - Food transport equipment
Hope Centre Services - Mimi's House program for vulnerable children
Burpengary Community Association - Christmas hampers for Meals on Wheels recipients & volunteers
Woodford Lions Club - Resurface of the den floor
Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery - Locomotive ‘Pride of Queensland’ Boiler construction
Scarborough Primary P&C - ‘Happy Chappy’ chaplaincy program
RBWH Foundation - Warmth and comfort for sick kids

For more information about the Ausbuild Community Fund (Moreton Bay) Grant Program, visit https://www.ausbuild.com.au/ab...

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