GRANTS PRESENTATION: Representatives of recipient organisations at a presentation for the Redland Foundation’s annual Jeffrey and Geraldine Underhill Community Grants Program.THIRTEEN organisations have been supported through a grants program run by the Redland Foundation.

The philanthropic organisation hadan overwhelming response to its annual Jeffrey and Geraldine Underhill Community Grants Program with 35 groups pitching for funding.

The grants, possible as a result of a donation by local philanthropists Jeffrey and Geraldine Underhill, provide funding forupgrades to facilities including sporting clubhouses, art galleries, community bands, aged care and disability support organisations.

Foundation chairman Don Seccombe said the Underhill’s generosity was outstanding.

“Their significant contribution will be seen now and long into the future within the Redland community through the Redland Foundation’s grant-giving program,” he said.

“The Redland Foundation Committee and the Underhill’s agree the quality of applications through the grants program was exceptional and a number of high quality projects will miss out due to the overwhelming response.”

Mr Seccombe said notable projects that received a total of $72,235included $10,000 for a cosy cot to assist babies born with breathing difficulties at the Mater Redlands and $10,000 for a utility tractor for North Stradbroke Island Rural Fire Brigade to assist people escaping from homes in a fire and prepare for preventative burning to reduce fire risk on the island.

Other successful applicants included Capalaba District Junior Rugby League Football Club which received $10,000, Capalaba State College Special Education Unit ($6000), Guides Queensland, auspicing Kindilan Outdoor Education and Conference Centre ($3294), Play List Group ($6000), Queensland PCYC Redlands ($10,000) andRedland Bay Mens Shed ($1384).

Grants were also given to Rotary Club of Cleveland ($2200), Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club ($1290),Bay Islands Community Services, auspicing Russell Island Table Tennis ($1200), Macleay Island Progress Association ($6000) andNorth Stradbroke Island Golf Club ($4866).

Redland Foundations next grant-giving program, the Ian McDougall Memorial Grants Program, will open in October.

For more information on the organisation’s grants, contact the community grants co-ordinator Lauren Andreatta on 0419 265 353 or email [email protected]论坛

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