15 local community groups benefit from grants
Fifteen local schools, sporting groups and community groups have been awarded a share of $20,000 thanks to Cedar Woods’ 2018 Ellendale Neighboured Grants program.
Ellendale is Cedar Woods’ first Queensland project and this is the second year the grants program has run in Queensland. $20,000 has been allocated to local community groups in grants of $500, $1,000 or $2,000.
“Since starting the community grants program in 2009, Cedar Woods has donated $500,000 to more than 150 community groups across Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia,” said Peter Starr, Senior Development Manager, Cedar Woods.
This year grants have been awarded to local schools in Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove and The Gap to invest in a range of programmes, local sporting groups such as the Ferny Hills and Districts Swimming Club, the North Brisbane Dragons Basketball Club and the North Brisbane Mountain Bike Club and to local community groups such as The Gap Historical Society, the Brisbane Tramway Museum and the Wahminda Park Scout Group. Additionally, grants have been awarded to the SAVE Project Incorporated, to fund educational items for students relocating to a local school as part of the foster care system, and to Wesley Mission QLD’s Clear Breeze organisation which provides local supported accommodation services for people suffering from chronic mental illness.
Cedar Woods Properties fund the Neighbourhood Grants as a way of giving something back to the community.
“The Neighbourhood Grants program is an opportunity to acknowledge the important role community groups play in building healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods. We are inspired each year by the applications we receive and appreciate the tireless work undertaken by not-for-profit organisations within the communities surrounding Cedar Woods’ projects” said Mr Starr.
“Community is at the heart of all Cedar Woods’ developments. Every winner is clearly deserving, demonstrating a real passion for their cause,” he says.