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2020 Community Grant Recipients Celebrate

Story: Jodie Woodward
Published On : May 31, 2021
2020 Community Grant Recipients Celebrate
Recipients of the 2020 Kedron-Wavell Services Club Community Grants program could finally celebrate with a ceremony held recently. The grant program was in the final stages of review in 2020 when the COVID-19 lockdown occurred and, much like everything else, had to be put on hold.

Kedron-Wavell marketing manager Brendan Wilson said the community grants program was introduced in 2010 as a way to increase the club’s community support footprint.

“Kedron-Wavell operates as a ‘profit for purpose’, so every dollar we make we put back into our community, either through improvements to member facilities or through sponsorships or financial support like our grants program,” Brendan said

“A lot of the local community groups are smaller in size and often lack the awareness of available government grants or difficulty obtaining government grant funding, and that is where Kedron-Wavell comes in as that extra local community support network.”

Through the program, local community organisations can apply for a grant to purchase equipment or help run their programs. The 2020 grant recipients include the Sudanese and South Sudanese Assembly Support, which is using its funds to help provide community and sport activities for the young Sudanese community at Zillmere PCYC and with support from QPS. The Nest Community in Stafford will use its funds for its program development and coordination, including liaising with local schools. Chatters Coffee Shop at Chermside Kedron Community Church will purchase and install a toddler-sized playground. The Dawn Patrol will purchase a high-quality gazebo complete with sandbags to use for events and for wider community use.

With the delays of last year finally over, the 2021 program is now open. Applications close on Saturday, 31 July. Brendan said the club was always looking at growing its portfolio of local community groups and organisations.

“One hundred per cent go for it,” he said. “The more connections we make, the more stories we hear, the more outreach we can achieve, the better our sense of community will be. At the end of the day, we want to support the community that supports us.”

You can find out more information or complete your application at