Community groups in two local government areas are part of a small community grants funding program run by Powerlink Queensland this year.
Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said the $12,500 grants program is offering not-for-profit groups the opportunity to apply for up to $1,500 in funding.
“Powerlink are seeking Western Downs and South Burnett applicants focused on creating sustainable communities and building community resilience,” Mr de Brenni said.
“This funding program was developed after community research conducted by Powerlink in the two local government areas showed a clear need for grassroots support like this.
“It will support community groups in providing much valued services and support across the region, creating opportunities to improve inclusivity, public safety, health and wellbeing, education or the environment in these regions.
“It would be great to see this grant program succeed and become a permanent feature for our Queensland communities.”
Powerlink Chief Executive Paul Simshauser said this grant funding would hopefully provide a much-needed boost after so many challenging weather events affecting communities in this region.
“These communities have been hit hard by severe weather recently so these funds will hopefully make a difference on the ground,” Mr Simshauser said.
“Powerlink is focused on supporting the communities in which we operate. We want to be part of creating positive legacies for the future.”
Applications for the community small grants program are open now and will close on Tuesday 31 May 2022.
For more information and to apply visit: www.powerlink.com.au/communitysmallgrants