Lord Mayor delivers fresh funding for clubs
Posted on Tuesday, 10 January, 2012
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the Windsor Bowls Club will benefit from a further round of funding, helping them get completely back to business following last year’s flood event.
The Lord Mayor said the club would receive $25,000 in grant funding on top of more than $22,000 previously given as part of Council’s Community Facility Flood Recovery Grant program.
Our sporting and community clubs are the backbone of this city, which was why Council was so quick to act with flood recovery grants in the days and weeks immediately following January’s disastrous floods.
The Quirk administration has delivered millions in immediate assistance payments, additional grants, rent relief and direct funding and have worked hand in hand with these clubs to get them through their toughest hours.
However, after visiting many of the clubs and community facilities that sustained incredible levels of damage, it was apparent that some could do with further assistance to get back to normal operations.
The Windsor Bowls Club will utilise this much needed additional funding to finish repairs to their green.
Council’s grant program has now allocated more than $5.7 million to 57 sporting clubs and community groups across Brisbane.
Our Community Facility Flood Recovery Grant program is part of an $11.83 million package to help all flood-affected Brisbane community and sports groups get back on their feet.
Residents rely on these clubs and groups for their social, recreational and mental health so it is vital that they are completely back up and running for everyone to enjoy.
Flood-affected sporting clubs and community groups are also being aided through the Lord Mayor’s Community Disaster Relief Appeal Fund, with $895,000 allocated to 21 clubs since the Fund was established in February 2011.
The January flood devastated 114 community and sporting clubs across Brisbane, affecting more than 220 fields, courts, greens and sheds.