Twenty grassroots community and sporting organisations impacted by the recent floods in south east Queensland have been approved for more than half a million dollars in funding through RACQ Foundation’s Community Grants Program.
Some recipients of this first round funding include:• Centenary Rowing Club at Riverhills, which will receive funding to help replace and repair the clubhouse
Centenary Rowing Club president Rob Kennedy said they were extremely grateful for RACQ Foundation’s support during this tough time.
“As a 100% volunteer-run youth rowing club, our members were devastated by the impacts of the February 2022 floods, which saw our boatshed and clubhouse in Riverhills completely inundated,” Mr Kennedy said.
“This happened just as many of our young athletes were in the final stages of their year-long training for the Australian Rowing Championships, and it also caused major disruptions to the commencement of our 2022/23 season.
“RACQ Foundation’s generous contribution will be invaluable in allowing us to accelerate our works program, which includes major structural and electrical repairs to our facilities.
“We’re excited to see these works completed and get back to focusing on growing our rowing program and welcoming more kids to this fantastic sport.”
Ms Muller said another 69 organisations had applied for funding under RACQ Foundation’s special SEQ flood grant.
“RACQ Foundation is now processing those applications and will be donating further funding to help more community groups later this month,” she said.
“We are now also accepting applications for the next round of Foundation community grants, which close on 7 October. I encourage any Queensland community group affected by a natural disaster, including drought, floods, or bushfires to apply online.”