Jimboomba sporting clubs, organisations and charities can receive up to $3,000 through community developer AVJennings’ grants program, which is taking applications until June 11.
Last year the program, which is run on behalf of AVJennings’ Riverton community, awarded a total of $8,000 in grants to Defenders for Hope, Jimboomba Redbacks Football Club, Jimboomba Cricket Club and Jimboomba and Districts Cadets.
This year, eligible groups can apply for between $500 and $3,000 to spend in any way that best supports their members and the wider community.
AVJennings project marketing manager Madelaine Tiscia said the community grants program generated a fantastic response last year, and she is excited by the opportunity to offer a second round and see the program continue to grow.
“This program is all about supporting locals by assisting the sporting clubs, charities, non-profit organisations and individuals that play such an important role in the community,” she said.
“Last year we were able to help provide new goal post pads for the Redbacks, a machine to absorb rain and excess water at the cricket club and new uniforms and training equipment for the cadets.
“Defenders for Hope, a local organisation supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence, used its grant to purchase a fridge and freezer to launch a new foodbank in Jimboomba, which has provided meal assistance to many people in need in the region.
“These grants have all helped to make a real difference to people’s lives. This year we want to continue to ‘pay it forward’ to more groups so we can play our part in ensuring Jimboomba continues to be a desirable place to live, work and play.”
Ms Tiscia said AVJennings’ Riverton community was a perfect example of community spirit in action.
“One thing that really sets Jimboomba apart is how everyone supports one another, and that is evident at Riverton,” she said.
“We now have almost 650 residents at Riverton and one of the main reasons people choose to live here is because everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and there’s a real sense of belonging.”
For more information or to apply for a grant please visit www.avjennings.com.au/qld/riverton-jimboomba/community-grants-program