Ross Vasta MP

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are available to help fund small capital projects in the Bonner community, thanks to the Turnbull Coalition Government’s extension of its Stronger Communities Programme, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today.

“My office is now accepting expressions of interest from local schools and not-for-profit organisations and groups for funding through Round 3 of Stronger Communities,” Mr Vasta said.

“Grant amounts will cover up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs. You can fund your share of eligible project costs from any source including state and local government. Your contribution can be either cash or in-kind.”

Previous recipients of Stronger Communities funding in Bonner include:

Round 1

B4C – Bulimba Creek Catchment Co-ordinating Committee   Revegetation project  $6,698 
Holland Park Mt Gravatt Parish Purchase of parish community hall chairs $6,352
Mt Gravatt Lapidary Society Upgrade of equipment, facilities and clubhouse $7,949
Wesley Mission Brisbane - Asher House Purchase of disability mini-bus $20,000
Wynnum Manly & Districts Men’s Shed Concrete floor for new shed $18,000
St John’s Church, Wishart Upgrade of Little Fishes Nursery Group playground $7,414
Wynnum & District Horse & Pony Club Lighting and electrical clubhouse upgrade $5,000
Mt Gravatt Hawks Soccer Club Upgrade of club facilities $5,922
Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed Veranda extension and provision of sun shade and security screen $20,000
QLD PCYC Bayside Upgrade of community hall $18,696
Rotary Club of Carindale Shed completion-installation of concrete ramp and landscaping $5,000

Round 2

Jewish Communal Centre Queensland  Equipment purchase and upgrade $10,167
Gumdale & Districts Progress Association  New hall windows and security screens $8,250
Gumdale State School P&C Association  Upgrade of school oval $18,182
Rochedale Scout Group Camping area redevelopment $9,000
Upper Mount Gravatt State School P&C Association  New community gym and wellness centre $20,000
C&K St Catherine’s Community Kindergarten  Repainting of kindergarten premises $5,415
Lota State School-Rotary Club of Port of Brisbane Replacement storage facility $20,000
Wynnum and Manly Meals on Wheels Purchase of new kitchen equipment $20,000
Wynnum & District Rugby Union Club Upgrade of facilities and equipment purchase $19,014

Mr Vasta will be taking submissions for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme from Monday, 7 August 2017 to Friday, 25 August 2017.

For more information and to apply online visit

Mr Vasta will also be holding a Stronger Communities information session on Friday, 11 August 2017 (please call 3893 3488 for further details).

“I look forward to delivering more funding for more vital projects throughout the Bonner community, and I encourage local schools and not-for-profits to apply,” Mr Vasta said.

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