David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Federal government grants to boost community organisations

May 24, 2023

The Goomburra community’s long tradition of honouring its servicemen and women has been boosted thanks to a grant from the federal government.

Goomburra Town Hall Committee Incorporated has received a combined $9406 from two separate grants via the federal government’s Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program.

The two grants worth $7435 and $1971 will go towards the construction of a memorial garden and the installation of a flagpole at the Goomburra Town Hall.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud said he was delighted to see the Goomburra community benefit from the STS program.

“What the STS Commemorative Grants Program does is ensure that communities can honour our national heroes in their own way,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The Maranoa electorate has a proud history of honouring our servicemen and women and the STS Commemorative Grants Program helps our local communities to carry that legacy on via a variety of different projects.

“I can’t wait to see what positive things the Goomburra Town Hall Committee does with these funds.”

The funds secured by the Goomburra Town Hall Committee via the STS Commemorative Grants Program were among the $85,669 secured for the Maranoa electorate in the latest phase of the program.

“It is very pleasing to see the Maranoa electorate get its fair share of the most recent round of funding from the STS Commemorative Grants Program,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I want to congratulate the Goomburra Town Hall Committee on securing this funding and all of the groups in my electorate that were successful in this latest round of the program.”

Also benefitting from a federal government grant is the Australian National Honour Foundation, which secured $19,300 via the Veteran Wellbeing Grants Program.

The funds will be used to help the organisation provide events, equipment and instructors for returned service personnel at its Blackbutt property.

For more information visit: Department of Veterans’ Affairs (dva.gov.au)