Joan Pease’s community update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Happy 2022! Time for a new year, new plans, and new memories to be made! 2021 was a huge year for our community organisations and I’m sure that 2022 will be just as successful.

To all the clubs and organisations looking into funding opportunities this year, I recommend you check out the Funding and Grants section of the Queensland Government website. The site gathers grant opportunities from all three levels of government, as well as some private providers, and is very easy to use. Find out more here –

For those of you who are ready to hit the ground running, read on for more information and inspiration.

School Funding

The State Government provided funds for renovations and builds across 6 local schools this year. Wynnum State School, Wynnum West State School, Manly West State School and Wondall Heights State School completed upgrades in 2021, while Darling Point Special School and Manly State School will start work on new learning centres in 2022.

3 schools – Wynnum State High, Manly State School, and Wynnum West State School – also receive organic waste program grants to start in-school composting systems.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

There will be four rounds of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) in 2022, with a super-charged first round where applicants can apply for up to $150 000.

In 2021, twenty Bayside clubs enjoyed a share of the $60 million Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), with each grant averaging $20 000. Congratulations to:

Autism Queensland * Bayside BMX Club * Bayside PCYC * Bayside United Football Club * Brisbane Bayside State College P&C Association * Brisbane Interactive Radio Group * Carousel Caravan Club of Queensland * Eastern District Orchid Society * Fort Lytton Motocross * Manly Bowls Club * Manly Dragon Boat Club * Ocean Crusaders * Queensland Military Historical Society * Rosies Youth Mission * Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron * Wynnum Manly Bridge Club * Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby Football Club * Wynnum Softball Association * Wynnum State School P&C * Wynnum Wolves Football Club


The Business Support Grant was run in the second half of 2021 to help businesses recover from COVID-19 lockdowns, with more than $280 million awarded to businesses throughout Queensland..

In November, 4 businesses received funding of $10 000 – $15 000 in business boost grants, to expand their current operations. Congratulations Investment Zone, Noq Noq, Paromed Unit Trust and Tendered.

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