Media Release from the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

GRANTS: Fraser Coast sporting clubs and community groups will share more than $88,000 in Council grants to improve their equipment and facilities.

“The grants will help clubs and groups to invest in a range of new equipment, from trailers to take equipment to events, to shade structures and canteen upgrades,” Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said.

“These clubs are so important for our community.  Supporting them helps to make the Fraser Coast remains a vibrant, active and healthy community.”

Council supported 24 applications through Round 3 of the 2022-23 Community Grants Program, with only $60,055 left to be allocated in Round 4.

Applications for Round 4 are open now and close on May 1, with more information available at

Round 3 successful grants include:

  • Burrum District Community Men’s Shed, equipment and materials for workshop, bathroom and stormwater management, $3,000;
  • Maryborough Brothers Junior Rugby League Club, Help Brothers Up – Roof Project, $13,340;
  • Granville Football Club, replace unsafe junior soccer goals, $6,540;
  • Maryborough Military Aviation Museum Association shed at Maryborough Airport, $15,000;
  • Maryborough Aero Club Association, training rooms, $2,900;
  • Rotary Club Hervey Bay Sunrise, box trailer to transport gear to service functions, $2,500;
  • Burrum District Outrigger Canoe Club, shade marquees, $3,670;
  • Riding For The Disabled Association Hervey Bay, covered accessible parking space, $5,340;
  • The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q) represented by Hervey Bay Uniting Church, Burrum Heads Memorial Wall and Garden, $4,140;
  • Fraser Coast Historic Vehicle Club, defibrillator, $1,220;
  • Maryborough Clay Target Club, machine to pick up broken clay targets and cartridge plastic waste, $5,000;
  • Doon Villa Football Club, Villa Park canteen upgrades, $1,600;
  • Hervey Bay Archers, defibrillator and two laptops, $2,450;
  • Fraser Coast Bicycle Users Group, Mary2Bay Rail Trail upgrades, $9,840;
  • The Rotary Club of Maryborough Sunrise, Maryborough Markets 35 years – an Oral History, $920;
  • Maryborough Excelsior City Band, security system, $5,000;
  • Maryborough Gymsports, Winter Wonderland Acrobatics Competition and Clinic, $4,210;
  • Maryborough Contract Bridge Club, purchase and install a dishwasher, $2,040.

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