Millmerran community groups share in over $70,000 in funding grants

4 June 2019

Community groups from the Millmerran district have received a much needed boost, sharing in over $70,000 thanks to the latest round of funding grants from Heritage Millmerran Community Branch.

Heritage Millmerran Community Branch and joint venture partner Millmerran Community Company presented just over $35,000 to 14 community groups in early June. Millmerran Community Company matched the grants dollar for dollar, bringing the total amount above $70,000. 

Millmerran Community Company Ltd Chairman Denys Kirby said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to partner with Heritage to give back to the people who contribute so much to our community. 

“We’re particularly proud to give back to such a diverse group this year including schools, environmental groups and sporting clubs, and special community events.”

Heritage Millmerran Community Branch Manager Tasha Lyons said, “We are so humbled by the continued support we receive from locals who bank with us each day. 

“Because of them we’re able to return the community company’s share of the branch profits back into our Millmerran via funding grants.  That’s the great thing about being a community branch.” 

Val Lindenmayer from Millmerran Memorial Bowls Club said the grants program provided many smaller community groups the opportunity to complete projects they may not have been able to otherwise. 

“We are so very grateful to receive support from Heritage and Millmerran Community Company. Whether visiting the branch or seeing them out and about in the community, you can see they really do have the best interests of our community at heart.”

Successful recipients in the recent round of grants include:

  • Millmerran Memorial Bowls Club, $7755 replace asbestos ditch boards surrounding the club’s playing surface. 
  • C & K Millmerran Community Kindergarten, $2200 to assist with refurbishment of the sandpit area
  • Lions Club of Millmerran, $1875 to replace chairs
  • Millmerran Commerce & Progress., $2500 towards the cost of amusement rides for the 2019 Christmas in the Bush event
  • Millmerran Golf Club., $3000 towards the cost of replacing tables and chairs
  • Millmerran Ladies Bowling Club, $3525 towards dining room repairs and replacement of honour boards
  • Millmerran Landcare Group, $2798 towards the purchase of reusable containers, benches and a beehive and to educate school children on waste reduction
  • Millmerran Pony Club, $1500 to assist with the hosting of the Pony Club State Championship
  • Millmerrran Show Society, $2330 to re-dress roads from the stables and trench waterlines and fit taps at the stable blocks and wash bay
  • Millmerran State P-10 School P&C Association, $1900 to purchase new high jump mats for the secondary students
  • Millmerran Water Aerobics, $545 to purchase water dumbbells and a storage cupboard
  • Scouts Australia – Queensland Branch Millmerran Group, $520 to replace photocopier and printer
  • St Joseph’s Millmerran P&F, $4000 towards the cost of purchasing a mower and storage shed
  • Wylahra Grove Progress Association, $620 towards a range of items including picnic table and chairs at Scrubby Creek rest area, first aid and CPR certification for three volunteers, and a portable hard drive and blood pressure monitor for the hall for the elderly.