Capricornian Community Grant – Round 2 Recipients Announced

The Capricornian Community Grants Program recently called for its second round of applications. The objective of the program is to strengthen relationships and support worthy not-for-profit organisations throughout Central Queensland. With a total of $25,000 available annually, divided across two rounds, the funding is designed to support the community which The Capricornian has served financially for nearly 60 years.

Manager Member Engagement, Justin Stitt, said, “It’s a program that acknowledges the great work our community not-for-profit organisations do. As Central Queensland’s only local, customer owned financial institution, this continues a strong history of The Capricornian reinvesting and nurturing the community in which we operate.”

The second round of funding saw grants being awarded to four worthy not-for-profit organisations.

Major Recipient

Bluebirds Sports Club

Bluebirds Sports Club was awarded a grant of $6,000 to assist with purchasing long lasting soccer goals and a branded marquee to be used at a range of football events across the CQ region. Bluebirds Football provides the opportunity for boys and girls to actively participate in a range of football activities to develop their football and important life skills and become contributing community members. These activities include football games, come & try events, school sessions, academies, carnivals, summer football, small sided games, and training sessions for club, multi-cultural, and regional teams.

Minor Recipients

Every Child CQ

Every Child CQ was awarded $2,250 to assist with the launch of their Hear to Learn Program – Supporting the screening of hearing in Rockhampton children aged 0 to 5yrs. Every Child CQ will create opportunities for children to have direct access to hearing screening in a place that suits their needs, while being supported by those in their community they trust.

RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

RACQ Helicopter Rescue Service have been granted $2,158.10 for an inflatable branded archway to use at their fundraising events in Central Queensland. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service hosts a large number of events across Central Queensland throughout the year including three fun runs – Colour Me Capricorn (Rockhampton Botanic Gardens), River Glow Rockhampton (Quay Street) and River Glow Gladstone (GPC Marina Parklands). The purchase of this archway means the organisation will no longer have to hire one for each event.

Bouldercombe Progress Association

The Bouldercombe Community Christmas Fair, held in the Lions Park, includes free entertainment for all ages, an auction of donated items, a BBQ and cold drinks, Christmas carols by the local school students, ham wheels and a raffle. This funding will assist with the purchase of items for the raffle and auction, and also help to defray the cost of rides and other entertainment which is provided at no charge so that all members of the community and families are able to join in and enjoy the event.

The first round of applications for The Capricornian Community Grant in 2019 opens on Monday 1st April. Follow The Capricornian
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