Vinnies Noosaville will be able to slash its electricity costs with a new solar system, thanks to a $7,777 grant through Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Programme announced by Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien today.
"This funding will be used to install a solar power system at Vinnies Noosaville retail centre on Eumundi Noosa Road, and will help to reduce costs allowing Vinnies to extend their community support services further," Mr O'Brien said.
"This practical assistance provided by the Liberal Nationals Government will help St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people, through the valuable work of their volunteers."
The Federal Government's Stronger Communities Programme is designed to improve the resilience of communities by providing capital grants for small projects of between $5000 and $20,000. Up to $150,000 is available in each electorate per year.
Other successful organisations in this funding round include Sunshine Butterflies, Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Noosa QF5 Volunteer Coast Guard, and Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub-Branch.
Further information on the SCP, including guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's website at: http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx