Community Support Grants
 
In May 2022, the Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama initiated the inaugural Community Support Grants to provide funding to support our community organisations to deliver projects which provide benefits to the local community.
 
The Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama offers a total grants funding of $5000, with each grant up to $1000 for projects by eligible community groups that meet the eligibility criteria. The grants are targeted at supporting projects which strengthen and enrich community life through providing an improved range of leisure, cultural, community development, environmental, health, education, sporting and welfare programs and activities.
 

Applications for Community Support Grants were received through an application round held in May. The application period has now ended. Applicants were contacted by members of our Community Support Grants Committee to discuss their applications if required. Final recommendations by the Community Support Grants Committee were made to the Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama Board in June with applicants being notified of the outcome shortly thereafter.


Congratulations to our 2022 Grant Recipients

 

Gainsborough State School

The grants program will be used towards offering students with disabilities at Gainsborough State School the opportunity to attend sessions at Arundel Park Riding for Disabled Inc. 

 

Ormeau Bulldogs AFL Club -  

The money from the grants program will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator to have at the club that can be used for gala days, carnivals and whenever it is required.

AED Automated External Defibrillator

 

Playful Possums Playgroup -  (affiliated Playgroup QLD trading as Play Matters Australia)

This grant will be used to replace our aging and damaged storage shed. This project to replace our storage shed will ensure there is a clean and secure place to store our early years resources, enabling us to continue to provide a safe environment for families to meet. We provide both indoor and outdoor activities for families to engage in, and pride ourselves on maintaining a range of quality, age-appropriate early years resources. 

 

Ormeau Scout Group - 

The grant money will be used to purchase new patrol and fire boxes to replace existing dilapidated boxes. Scouts use patrol and fire boxes to carry equipment when camping and during outdoor activities. The Ormeau Scout Group is currently supported by over 20 volunteers for nearly 65 youth members across four Scout sections (Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers).  Community support is required to further Scouts in providing alternative forms of youth involvement especially in outdoor activities.  Having the right equipment means that volunteer Leaders can focus on youth-led programs.

 

We are delighted to announce with the success of the inaugural Community Support Grants, the Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama will be continuing to provide future grants. Ensure to keep in touch for details regarding the next round of grant applications.