Members of the Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club of Bundaberg can look forward to hot pies and evening races after Council provided $4500 towards installing a power pole and transformer.
Council’s Community Grants funding program offers up to $5000 to eligible organisations.
Club secretary Maria McAteer said the Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club has been running on generators since it started.
“We’ve always had generators,” she said.
“But with a generator you can’t run a canteen and lighting so it’s going to mean a lot to the club.”
Maria said the 30-member club will continue to grow with power enabling lights for evening and afternoon events.
“It will give the club a bit of independence to grow,” she said.
“All our generators were starting to get outdated, so we had to look into buying new ones or connecting power, but generators just aren’t ideal.
“We need power to run our computer which records the lap times, and later down the track if we’ve got power then we can run afternoon meetings too.”
Sports and recreation portfolio spokesperson Vince Habermann said the funding was a great boost to the club.
“This funding will mean that the Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club will no longer have to rely on a single generator and will further help the club to grow,” he said.
“The club has hosted the state championships for the past two years and the access to mains power will further enhance their facilities and ability to host major events.”
Community services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said $70,000 had been set aside in the current budget to assist local community groups and organisations.
“The grants programs offer a helping hand with funding to enable these groups to push through these trying times and to continue the necessary services and opportunities they provide,” Cr McPhee said.
“It’s important these groups feel supported and valued in the work and connectivity they bring to the community and our residents.”
About $29,000 had been allocated recently with applications currently open for the second of three funding rounds.
Information on Council grants can be found at www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/grants-funding