Groups to get slice of funds thanks to Energex
COMMUNITY groups and not-for-profits have just three more weeks to apply for their share of the $100,000 Ergon-Energex Community Fund.
Just last year the fund helped Queensland community groups provide everything from support for families in crisis to life-saving medical equipment in the bush.
The 2019 grants program is seeking to help community groups bring to life their big ideas which will make Queensland’s communities safer, smarter, stronger and better places to be.
Energex area manager for the Sunshine Coast Peter Lougheed said Energex was particularly keen to see applications from communities hit by natural disasters.
“Grants of up to $5000 are available for individual projects, and all successful recipients will then go to our fellow Queenslanders for a People’s Choice selection which will see the initiative with the most votes receive another $5000.”
Eligible projects include those for which the grant portion can be completed with 12 months, and which deliver real positives for Queensland communities.
“Last year’s Community Fund has helped clean up Moreton Bay, give kids with special needs the chance to safely be part of our surf culture, support a Lockyer Valley RSL bounce back from storm damage, improve waste management and sustainability at a Sunshine Coast school, bring technology and know-how to seniors, create pathways to tertiary study for potentially disadvantaged youth, and promote mental health and safety,” Mr Lougheed said.
Applications are made online and close on April 8.
For more, visit energex.com.au/communityfund.