The club has been very successful in receiving grants and we acknowledge the organisations that have supported the club’s mission. The club also receives strong support from Logan City Council and Redland City Council. The club acknowledges the many volunteers who have freely given their time to support the club.
The Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Ganes, provided $38,240 to the club as part of the Get Out, Get Active program to get women and girls active for life. The grant aims to encourage currently inactive women and girls to participate in regular exercise and will fund:
- Purchase of eight bicycles and helmets for come-and-try use by participants
- A shuttle-type trailer for bicycle transport
- Low-cost introductory mountain biking skills courses (2 x 2 hr) for up to 100 women
- Weekly Chicks Ride social rides for women and girls
Participants in the skills courses will receive 12-month recreational membership of the club, as part of efforts to continue growing the club’s female membership.
Cr Lisa Bradley from Logan City Council has funded 3 trail counters, from her Community Benefit Fund, which have been installed at Underwood Park. These will provide valuable data on the visitation of Underwood Park Mountain Bike Hub that will be used for maintenance planning and future grant proposals to extend the existing facilities.
The club has received a grant of $31,000 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to build a trail connecting Cornubia Forest to West Mt Cotton Rd. The club will be contributing labour estimated at $22,075 of in-kind support.
The Queensland Government’s Get Going Clubs Program provided $6,610 to fund two 6x3 m marquees which will be used to provide shelter for event volunteers and participants.
Redland City Council through the Councillor’s Small Grants Program provided $709.50 for the Chicks in the Sticks Women’s 3 hr Enduro event.
Cr Lisa Bradley from Logan City Council has made a $2,000 contribution from her Community Benefit Fund which the club intends to use for a Youth Cycling Skills program utiising the skills area and trials area at Underwood Park.
Suncorp through its Brighter Futures program has provided a $1,000 grant to support free racing for juniors at club events.
Redland City Council is proud to provide $1,500 for our Chicks in the Sticks Women’s 3 hr Enduro event as part of the Community Grants Program in assisting the Redlands Community. Both Mayor Karen Williams and Councillor Julie Taulty were involved with this sponsorship and we thank them for their generous contribution. This Grant will support us in our aim to encourage more women and girls to participate and engage with our Mountain biking community.
The club has received a grant of $12,460 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to purchase automated timing equipment which will reduce the volunteer load for races. Finding volunteers prepared to not race has been a blocker in extending our race program. Unattended timing will remove this blocker.
The club has received $1,000 from SEQ Catchments Community NRM Support Grants for trail planning equipment and trail care tools.
The club has been successful in our joint grant application with Logan City Council to the State Government’s Get Playing Program for $100,000, our biggest grant ever! The club will invest $20,000 of our funds and Logan City Council will invest $17,000 for a total project cost of $137,000. The project will be managed by Logan City Council and will deliver major upgrades to Underwood Park comprising extensive upgrades to the existing mountain bike trails and construction of an event hub (shade shelter), pump track, mountain bike skills park and what we believe to be Australia’s first bike trials park. All these facilities will be completely open to the public. The club expects that this exciting development will confirm Logan and Underwood Park in particular as a mountain biking destination.
A proposed site map is available here.
Cr Lisa Bradley from Logan City Council has made a $1,000 contribution from her Community Benefit Fund which the club will use to subsidise junior racing entries.
Logan City Council through the Logan Sport & Recreation Funding Program has provided a $1,636 grant as partial funding for the purchase of a $3,800 motorised wheelbarrow, which the club will use during trailcare. This will be well received by trail care volunteers, many of whom for some time have been pushing wheelbarrows up and down our trails.
The club has received a grant of $9,243 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to purchase equipment, including a trailer, that will support our Cyclocross program.
Cr Lisa Bradley from Logan City Council has made a $1,000 contribution from her Community Benefit Fund. The club will use this contribution to subsidise junior racing entries and social ride participation licences.
The club has been awarded two Friends of Parks Grants. The first grant is $6,600 to undertake a
The trail audit report was completed in June 2014. It included a comprehensive map of existing trails in Plunkett Aggregate and Buccan Conservation Park. Trails were categorised and graded according to difficulty and recommendations made for retention, improvement or closure. Proposed new recreational trails were mapped to provide circuits and links that are sustainable and enjoyable for walkers and mountain bike riders and provide a diverse range of experiences. Ten kilometres of informal trails were recommended to be closed and 15 km of new trails to be built. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will use this Trail Audit to seek approval and funding to implement the recommendations.
The second grant is $19,558 for improvements to the trail network in Daisy Hill Conservation Park. The club also contributed $3,200 to this successful project, which refurbished Possum Box and built Jumping Ant.
The club will be working closely with QPWS on these exciting projects. It is very pleasing to note that other MTB areas in South East Queensland have been funded by this grant program, including Nerang National Park, Parklands Conservation Park and Tewantin National Park.
The club has received a grant of $12,841 from the Jupiter’s Casino Community Benefit Fund to build Spangled Drongo trail, which will be constructed in February 2014.
The Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $9,415 to the club for the purchase of equipment to be used at its various race and social activities. The equipment included:
- Computers, printers, and software to manage entries and timing for race events
- Inverter generator to run computing equipment
- Display cork boards
- Public address system equipment
The Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $7,820 to the club for:
- Marquees to provide shelter at events
- Website redevelopment
The Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $4,543 to the club for the purchase of two-way radios, which allowed safer marshalling at races and improved event management.