The South Burnett Mountain Bike Club used a Local Hero grant to help take a team to the Schools Nationals at Nerang (Photo: SBMTB)
Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington

August 9, 2019

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington is celebrating the third anniversary of her popular Local Hero grants program.

Mrs Frecklington said she started the program in August 2016 and since then $8000 has been invested back into the community.

“These are great small grants which have so far helped more than 24 local community groups and individuals across the Nanango Electorate to achieve projects and attend representative events,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“A great example is the South Burnett Mountain Bike Club who were successful with their application in the March round and used the funds to help take club members to the recent MTBA National School Championships.

“Jason Wyeth has let me know that out of 97 schools competing at the championships, the Kingaroy State High School team came seventh overall, which is a massive achievement.

“It was great to be able to support the club, students and families and I’d like to congratulate them on representing our region with such a terrific result.

“The next round of my Local Hero Grants is now open with applications closing on August 31.

“Grants are up to $250 and I’m encouraging groups to get their applications in as soon as possible.”

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