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Heritage Invests $350,000 In
Nanango Community Groups

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Heritage Nanango Community Bank

Andrew Black, Jane Hodgkinson and Wendy Zerbst, from the Heritage Community Bank Nanango

July 29, 2014

Nanango community groups will be $350,000 better off following the announcement of this year’s Heritage Nanango Community Funding Ltd 2014 funding round recipients.

“Since last year’s funding round was announced, we have provided more than $350,000 in funding to the district,” HNCF chairman Wendy Zerbst said.

“But this remarkable achievement would not have been possible without the support of the local residents and businesses that bank at Heritage Bank Nanango.

“Every dollar banked with us means HNCF can help community organisations with substantial projects like these that will benefit us all.

“Heritage Nanango Community Funding Ltd represents the Nanango community in a joint venture with Heritage Bank, and is a not-for-profit volunteer run organisation just like many of the organisations we support.”

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The following organisations will receive funding from the 2014 funding round:

  • Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Parish, Nanango – Renovate an iconic Nanango historical landmark. This will fund the sealing and external painting of the church. $42,339
  • South Burnett Western Performance Club Inc – Provide a prefabricated toilet and shower (with wheelchair access) facility for the use of riders, competitors and members of the SBWPC and other horse club members, numbering up to 2000 participants throughout the year. $35,580.46
  • Nanango Theatre Company – Verandah with roof, and interior and exterior painting to expand the capability of the venue. $32,615
  • Heritage Nanango Mardi Gras – Annual funding $22,000
  • Nanango Golf Club – Replace and paint ceiling. $17,985
  • Tanduringie State Primary School – Provide lighting for the undercover, multipurpose area to encourage evening events and social connectedness. Since Maidenwell tennis courts have been removed, this facility will now be available for local community members for night tennis, netball, handball, etc. $17,370
  • Nanango & District Kindergarten Inc – Update the kitchen $16,400.97
  • Maidenwell & District Rural Fire Brigade – Renovate the old tennis building (beside the current Rural Fire Brigade shed) recently donated to the brigade by the SBRC. The renovations will result in a safe training area and updated working environment. $11,427.78
  • Nanango & District Cricket Club Inc – To repair and increase the length of the practice nets. $7910
  • Nanango & District Darts Association – Supply and install two shade sails to support a local club with 100 members and to assist other community organisations such as playgroups to provide a sunsafe area for the children to play. $6800
  • Nanango Art Society Inc – Mural Art Awards & Mural Artist Fees to run the ARTFEST to its full potential. $6500
  • Nanango State High School Safe Drive – Test Drive Course at Willowbank for 40 students. $6000
  • Booie Hall & Recreation Reserve Association Inc – Roof repair, bird proofing and painting that will benefit locals and others that attend regular dance meetings. All ages groups in the community are encouraged to use the hall. $5613.45
  • Nanango Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Society Inc – The Waterhole Rocks – To provide a removable timber floor for dancing to increase patronage and attract other dance clubs and to attract visitors from out of town to support Nanango retailers. $5500
  • RACQ Careflight – Donation towards External Hoist. $5000
  • Nanango State High School  – Purchase four wireless microphones and headsets for exclusive use in the hall. $4708.28
  • Nanango State School P & C – Tuckshop improvements to windows to improve security and visibility, as well as to replace damaged roller door in the tuckshop to a more secure and vermin-proof roller door. $4264.05
  • Sth Burnett Gas Guzzlers Rods & Customs Inc – “Raising Hell in Maidenwell” event. $3000
  • Nanango Campdraft – Sponsorship for the open campdraft. $2200
  • Nanango Association for Dance Inc – Flexi roll system (tumbling mat). $1789
  • Bullcamp Rural Fire Brigade – Purchase and install a solar-powered electric light system for the firefighting equipment shed to provide a safer working environment for RFB members, allow the servicing of equipment at night, and allow for meetings to be held in the shed at night. $1612.50
  • Nanango & District Netball Association Inc – Goal post pads. $930
  • Nanango Amateur Swimming Club – Update equipment to assist in running events. $1300
  • Nanango Senior Citizens – Seniors Week “Celebration Day” (Nanango’s turn this year) to promote the club and attract more members and volunteers. $1000
  • Nanango Playgroup – Shelving for storage of toys, craft cabinet, advertising signage to attract new members. $650.75

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The following bodies have also received funding since the 2013 funding round:

  • South Burnett Regional Council – Nanango Streetscape. $66,000
  • Big Screen Film Festival – 2014 Film Festival. $8250
  • Nanango Race Club – 2014 Race Day Sponsorship. $5500
  • First Aid Course – First Aid Course provided for 30 residents. $3770
  • South Burnett Endurance Riders – Blackbutt Heritage Endurance Ride. $3500
  • Nanango Rugby League – Junior Jersey Sleeves. $2000
  • Nanango RSL – RSPCA Day. $1500

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