Grants applicant stories - video transcripts

The following transcripts are for Brisbane City Council's YouTube videos of successful applicants to Council's grants program.

Grants applicant story - Judith Spry, McIntyre Centre Riding for the Disabled

Hi, I’m Judith Spry, from the McIntyre Centre Riding for the Disabled. We’re a valued service of Help Disability Care. We received an Access and Inclusion Grant from Brisbane City Council.

We laid concrete to link high-use areas and created an outdoor, all-weather learning environment suitable for wheelchairs.

The grant has improved program accessibility for all 400 of our participants and it’s also improved safety for our volunteers, staff and visitors. 

Council staff were really helpful and provided excellent advice during the application process. 

We would recommend any organisation taking advantage of this grant.

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Grants applicant story - Martin Kingston, Gibson Park Committee

I'm Martin Kingston from the Gibson Park Committee.

We were beneficiaries of the Community Sports Club Grant from the Brisbane City Council.

We applied for this grant because we have had a long-standing issue with drainage on the fields that would often leave the fields unplayable for many weeks at a time after prolonged rain.

We used the grant monies received to fully refurbish the southern field, including installing drainage, laser levelling and returfing.

The benefit to our club and community is being derived from us being able to use the fields immediately after rain, rather than suffering weeks of lost income and it has also allowed us to secure other user groups.

I would highly recommend sporting clubs and community associations look at all Brisbane City Council grants to see how they can enhance the services they offer to the community.

On-screen text: Council is dedicated to creating more lifestyle and leisure opportunities in our city.

Find out more.

Return to the YouTube video.

Last updated:9 May 2019