Have your say on local community grants.

As the local MP, Terri is nominating up to twenty local projects to share in $150,000 in community grants.

These grants support small capital proposals that encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

With only twenty grants up for grabs, Terri has some tough decisions ahead. 

So she is asking for community feedback to help her decide which projects to nominate.

Giving feedback is simple. Just use the survey at the bottom of this page. 

You can learn about each of the proposed projects by following the links on this page, or the individual surveys at the bottom of each proposal.

Feedback is requested by 5 pm Thursday 16 December 2021. 

Coaching and Media Box Upgrade

By Coorparoo Juniors AFC

Within the three year strategic plan that Coorparoo has established, two of the centre of the key area around facilities will assist the club to achieve its vision which is to connect with the local community to have a lasting, and positive impact both on and off the field.​ The coaching boxes are a centrepiece of the facility upgrade as they are a tool of the trade for both coaches and players. The current infrastructure is dated, cannot be used in wet weather and could become a safety hazard if not addressed.

Groundskeeping Equipment Upgrade Project

By Bulimba Memorial Bowls and Community Club

After many years of great service to the Club, our groundskeeper equipment has reached its end of life and is now beyond economic repair. The replacement of the groundskeeper equipment will allow the Club to continue to deliver high-quality competition greens and community lawn bowls greens to our members and the local community.

Ice Bath Facility Upgrade

By Carina Leagues Triathlon Club Inc

We manage an Ice Bath facility at our location as part of the Clem Jones Centre that is also used by several other organisations including partner sporting clubs, rehabilitation service providers and community groups. In recent years demand for access to the facility has been increasing resulting in the need to upgrade the ice bath to be able to better cater for demand from members and the wider community. We have recently upgraded the areas surrounding the tub and the cooling system however there is a need to improve the quality of the tub to ensure the facility can continue to operate and provide access to all groups desiring to use it. The project will increase the capacity of the ice bath, enabling more people and groups to use it regularly which will improve their overall health and wellbeing as a result, and expand the ability to use it for injury management and recovery above current levels.

A library space for children promoting cross-cultural exchanges

By Alliance Française de Brisbane

Grandparents, parents and children all love reading stories to each other and characters (including French characters such as Babar, Asterix, Tintin and the Little Prince) reach across generations. They allow us to spend time together, share stories, ideas and lessons in life – all while learning a language. Our project is to completely renovate part of our lobby and to expand our current collection of books at Alliance Française in West End to create a children’s library immersed in French language and francophone cultures. Established in 1907, the Alliance Française de Brisbane has always acted as a connector between the French and Australian communities. As a local not-for-profit organisation, it has always been a place where new ideas were nurtured, knowledge was imparted and language and culture were shared. The Alliance is already frequented by a vibrant local community of native French speakers (from France, New Caledonia, and the many francophone countries around the world) and French lovers. Many of our students are children, largely from the West End area. Beside French courses, they have access to a collection of children’s books in French as well as some workshops and holiday camps. By offering a brand-new library space truly dedicated to the children, we will be able to better serve the wider community, by offering bilingual story times, movie screenings, intercultural workshops, and so much more. This refurbished space will be more welcoming to all parents and grandparents as a happy and cosy place to bring their children and read them books and have them discover more about different cultures in a safe and friendly environment. To this end, we would need support to transform part of our current lobby to a dedicated children’s space by buying new furniture and more books. Success will be demonstrated through participation, book borrowings and satisfied parents and children.

Jigsaw

By Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a social enterprise that trains and transitions people with disability into mainstream employment. We have a simple vision for the future: an Australia where people with disability are fully included in the workforce. Jigsaw’s innovative, end-to-end pathway to employment addresses many of the barriers which make people with disability one of the most disadvantaged groups when it comes to employment. When trainees join Jigsaw, they start progressing through our three-stage model: - Jigsaw Academy - work-based training in 20 core, transferable work skills, alongside work experience. - Jigsaw Digital - supported employment in our digitisation business, paid at award-wage - Jigsaw Connect - supported transition to mainstream employment with a diverse, inclusive and disability-confident employer. Jigsaw Mt Gravatt opened in March 2020 with 18 trainees with disability. Since then, we have grown to 125 trainees and have 5 business clients. Already, 17 of our trainees have transitioned to stage 2 of our model - paid employment in Jigsaw’s digitisation business - and one person has taken up a trainer role at Jigsaw, demonstrating that they have improved their skills so much that they can now train others in them. As we continue to grow, our capacity to bring on new business clients and accept larger contracts also increases. In turn, we can welcome more trainees to work on them. This also increases our need for equipment. We are currently setting up more “work zones” in our digitisation business to continue our growth and deliver on work for our government and corporate clients. We are requesting support for equipment including scanners (for scanning historic, paper records and converting these to a digital format) and computers to use for the associated file and information management of these records.

Community Kitchen Upgrade

By Southern Districts Basketball Association Limited

Our basketball association plays a vital role in supporting the communities’ health through physical activity and social connection and our facility is a major hub for wider community use with over 25 clubs, schools and community based programs undertaking activities on site each week Sports clubs are well placed to support children and the community make healthy choices. There is an increased demand for healthy food and drink options, particularly in environments that promote an active lifestyle like our basketball club. The benefits of an upgraded kitchen to allow us to provide healthy choices to our club include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase performance of our club (healthy players equals better performance);
  • Our basketball association will exemplify consistency about healthy eating and healthy lifestyles by providing quality healthy food and snack options;
  • Create a family-friendly environment that encourages health;
  • Food service better aligns with overall health messages in sports clubs;
  • Increased sponsorship and funding opportunities for the club which will be reinvested into programs and services for youth;
  • The ability to undertake catered functions at the facility, which is something that many school and club partners have requested but we have been unable to undertake with the present kitchen;
  • Improvements in health and safety for volunteers and reduced injury risks;
  • The ability for the facility to be compliant with the requirements of hosting events for our sport, increasing the amount of people coming on site; and
  • A better ability to cater for community members with dietary requirements who we are presently unable to cater for effectively.

Upgrade of facilities and equipment

By Slav Fest Association Inc in partnership with Queensland Russian Community Centre

Slav Fest Association Inc has been organising Festivals of Slavic Culture since 2017. During the Festival event it is necessary to reproduce music for performers, run presentations, prepare printed promotional materials, film festival events, etc. Until now, festival organisers used their own computer facilities (personal computers, laptops, printers, cameras) and equipment. Strong Slav Fest supporter Queensland Russian Community Centre (QRCC) using their own resources recently purchased quality mixer and amplifier, but they do not have quality microphones to facilitate performance of choirs and folk groups. QRCC made available their premises for the Slav Fest events in the past (concerts, ethnic evenings, etc.), and is willing to support Slav Fest events in the future. Both QRCC and Slav Fest Association Inc need quality laser colour printers.

Electronic Scoreboard and New Goals

By Southside Eagles Football Club

In meeting our obligations to the peak body under our licence agreement, the club needs an adequate scoreboard. The current manual scoreboard is damaged (and an eyesore). We seek funding for an electronic scoreboard that will be located on the external of the clubhouse deck and removable to avoid damage from weather or other. New goals are needed at Bill Cash Memorial Park where the one set were recently vandalised beyond repair, and more junior nets are needed to accommodate the new teams.

Storage and Equipment Room Upgrade and new Training Wall

By Mayfield Netball Club

The Club will purchase shelving and storage systems which will enable us to more safely and securely store items and equipment and better protect these assets from damage. Additionally, we will purchase two squeegees which will be used to help better maintain our courts and we will install a training wall to assist with expanding the number of players we can support at any given time as well a the range of training activities our coaches can undertake with their groups. Combined, the project will increase our ability to safely store and use items, provide a proper, secure location for items that form part of our Club's history, while also improving our ability to provide training spaces and clean and maintain the playing areas, greatly increasing the capacity and capability of the Club to support the community.

Theatrical Performance Centre Lighting and Sound Project

By Loreto College Coorparoo

The College has an existing hall with facilities that are not meeting the needs of our wider community. The hall has an indoor stage and sports court which are heavily sought after by the local community. The College is contacted frequently to offer our facilities to local community groups but unfortunately we cannot always fulfil their needs.