David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Maranoa community group benefits from Inland Rail funding grant

July 31, 2019

Inglewood State School P&C is among the first round of recipients of Inland Rail funding grants for projects and initiatives helping to boost regional communities.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud said the group would receive $4250 in funding from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorship and Donations Program to upgrade community facilities.

“Earlier this year nominations were sought from regional centres along the Inland Rail corridor for projects, events, and activities that help achieve community and regional prosperity and sustainability,” Mr Littleproud

“Eligible groups were able to apply for funding of between $1,000 and $4,000 and $65,972 was available in Round One.

“It’s very pleasing to see the range of worthwhile projects and initiatives that have been recognised as successful recipients for this initial round.

“Along the corridor, recipients include sporting groups, schools, men’s sheds, and Aboriginal organisations with a diverse range of initiatives.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said there were more opportunities for groups to tap into the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.

“There will be quarterly rounds of funding, continuing throughout Inland Rail construction,” Mr McCormack

“Nominations for Round 2 funding are now open and close on 31 July, so I encourage other non-profit groups to lodge their applications.”

For terms and conditions and to access an application form, please visit the Inland Rail website com.au/sponsorships, or email enquiries to IRCommunitySponsorships@ARTC.com.au.