COMMUNITY BENEFIT: Injune Tennis Club will renew two courts, thanks to a council grant. (Clockwise from front, left) Tennis club representatives Tracey and Sandy Allen and councillors Cameron O’Neil, Peter Flynn and Puddy Chandler. 

Picture: contributed
COMMUNITY BENEFIT: Injune Tennis Club will renew two courts, thanks to a council grant. (Clockwise from front, left) Tennis club representatives Tracey and Sandy Allen and councillors Cameron O’Neil, Peter Flynn and Puddy Chandler. Picture: contributed

Community groups to benefit from grant funding program

SEVEN community groups have received a share in more than $52,000 as part of the first round of the Maranoa Regional Council Grants Funding Program for 2019/20.

Cr Cameron O’Neil said they were great projects that would benefit Maranoa residents.

“These projects will have many ongoing benefits, from improved facilities for volunteers, providing opportunities for active, healthy lifestyles and supporting some of our major annual events such as Easter in the Country and the Roma Show,” Cr O’Neil said.

Senex Energy and the council jointly sponsor the small grants category of the program, which provides up to $3000 for community groups which need a helping hand.

Senex managing director and CEO Ian Davies said the company was proud to partner with the council to support Roma Rugby Union Football Club, Roma Show Society and Mitchell Rotary Club.

“We’re excited about supporting the passionate and hardworking volunteers in these groups that help to keep the community strong,” Mr Davies said.

Injune Tennis Club president Sandy Allen said the club would put its $10,000 towards the renewal of two courts.

“The renewal of the courts will provide improved and safer playing surfaces and conditions and enable the club to hold more regional competitions. We expect to attract more members and social players once the courts are repaired,” Ms Allen said.

Small grants

  • Roma Rugby Union Club – $3000 to refurbish Gallas Fox Oval surface;
  • Mitchell Rotary Club – $1887 to upgrade Fisherman’s Rest hut;
  • Roma Show Society – $2662 for three display stands.

Community grants

  • Easter in the Country – $10,000 to upgrade chutes at Bassett Park rodeo ground;
  • Wallumbilla Town Improvement Group – $10,000 to install camping ablutions block;
  • Injune Tennis Club –$10,000 to renew two courts.

Major grant

  • Jackson CWA – $14,983 to refurbish Jackson QCWA hall.

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