Federal Member for Brisbane, the Hon Teresa Gambaro MP has congratulated 12 sports participants on receiving a Local Sporting Champions grants to support their progress in sport.
Ms Gambaro said today the grants of $500 – administered by the Australian Sports Commission – provide financial assistance to the athletes, coaches and officials towards the cost of their travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when attending an endorsed state, national or international championships.
The Brisbane athletes provided with Local Sporting Champions grants include:
Federal Member for Brisbane, the Hon Teresa Gambaro MP has demonstrated her support for the Think Big Shop Small campaign, awarding Elixir Coffee at Stafford the MP’s Choice Small Business Award during Shop Small Day on 22 November.
Ms Gambaro said the Think Big Shop Small campaign had bi-partisan support from the Australian Government and was about backing local businesses in our community.
“These small businesses are the backbone of our economy, currently employing 4.5 million Australians,” said Ms Gambaro.
Applications are now open for community-led Green Army projects that support practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation activities across Brisbane.
The Australian Government is providing additional opportunities in the 2014/15 financial year for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to apply for Green Army projects in Brisbane.