Peter Tyler and Ken Knott show Michelle Landry around Berserker PCYC Men's Shed. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Peter Tyler and Ken Knott show Michelle Landry around Berserker PCYC Men's Shed. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

36 CQ community groups share in $150,000 worth of grants

VOLUNTEER groups in Capricornia will benefit from $150,000 worth of funding from the Federal Government as National Volunteers Week draws to a close.

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry praised the work volunteers play in the community and announced 36 groups from the Rockhampton, Clermont, Moranbah, Yeppoon, Sarina, Pioneer Valley and Mackay regions would reap the just rewards.

Ms Landry has been to various community groups in the last few days and has seen first-hand the dedication and hard-work the groups do.

"I think it's really important, we are just finishing volunteers week, our volunteers are very important to our community," Ms Landry said.

"Without them a lot of our organisations would fold, I have just talked to volunteers from Landcare in Yeppoon, who are some of the pillars of our society.

"They get out there, are selfless people and the more I get out into the community, the more I am impressed and see the work they do.

"They are the lifeblood of our community. They add much to the social fabric of our area and these 36 volunteer groups will receive grants of between $1,000 and $5,000."

In her announcement Ms Landry visited the Berserker PCYC Men's Shed who will collect a $5,000 grant.

"They are a fantastic organization, this group help young ones with behavioral problems and work with the PCYC to get these kids who have difficulties getting into the workforce," she said.

"Their age group go from 16-93, so there is a lot of knowledge here for the young fellas to learn from.

"These men's groups do some great projects and a lot of community work, with a low or no cost. The community does donate a bit of gear but they need funds to buy their own new gear."

The Turbull-Joyce Coalition Government has invested $20 million in Volunteer Week across the country in recognition of the valuable role they play in building more resilient and cohesive communities and supporting individual participation in community life.


AFL Capricorn Juniors Allenstown $5,000

Rockhampton and Cap Coast Group, Australian Breastfeeding Association $2,600

Mackay Support Group Walkerstown $5,000

Cap Coast Mallet Sports Club Yeppoon $2,500

Cap Coast Rugby Union Club Cooee Bay $5,000

Capricornia Catchments Rockhampton $5,000

Caribeae Amatuer Swimming Club Park Avenue $5,000

CQ Swimming Club Frenchville $4,000

Chelona SS P& C Chelona $4,750

Clermont Wildlife Rescue and Care $3,000

Colts Rugby Union Park Avenue $3,958

Diggers Memorial Bowls Club $1,835

Emu Park Surf Lifesaving $4,300

Fitzroy Basin Elders Committee Rockhampton $5,000

Frenchville Sports Club $5,000

Gargett SS P&C $1,500

Lions Club Yeppoon $4,850

Moranbah Rugby Union $4,000

NAG Radio Broadcasting Yeppoon $5,000

Queensland Country Womens Association Sarina $4,300

Queensland Netball Association Berserker $3,000

Men's Shed PCYC $5,000

Rock FM Moranbah $2,550

Rockhampton Square Dance $4,900

Rockhampton Twirlers Club $4,900

Rocky Outriggers Canoe Club $5,000

Sarina Tennis $4,114

Sarina Saints $5,000

SeaQ Boardriders Yeppoon $3,840

St John Ambulance Park Avenue $2,056

St Vincent de Paul Rockhampton $4,867

The Salvation Army CNQ $4,753

Umbrella Network Rockhampton $5,000

Yeppoon Hack and Pony Club Barmaryee $4,500

Yeppoon Meals and Wheels $5,000

Yeppoon Surf Lifesaving $4,687