Here is an update regarding the grants.
Get Playing – Places and Spaces grant
The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing Get Playing Places and Spaces $100,000 grant deed documents have been signed, sealed and delivered. Check out the club seal – it has a chain ring on it! pretty cool eh?.
We have a couple of pre-payment admin tasks to complete before the money comes in but the next major step is meetings with QPWS to nail down the project specifics e.g. exact location and specifications of new loops, flow trails and new bridges, cultural heritage assessment and sensitive vegetation area checks. QPWS have a regional meeting in Gold Coast this week to create a consistent approach to MTB development and management in their parks.
Get Playing – Get Going Clubs grant
The smaller Get Going Clubs grant for $7500 has come in and we are organising specific subject experts to provide us with training clinics. We are also arranging for subsidised coaching qualifications for interested club members.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council Community grant
The SCRC Community Grant for $20,000 to help with the Parklands project is conditional with the Get Playing – Places and Spaces grant. Once that is all sorted then their money will help build the new green trail to help beginners progress to the rest of Parklands.
Gambling Community Benefits Fund grant
Last year’s $20,000 grant was to help with equipment and tools for races, club events and trail care. The money has almost been spent and we are getting ready to start the acquittal process. The club now has professional timing equipment and race tent, radios and signage as well as new brush-cutters, trimmer, lights and a generator.