Applications for the Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama's 2024 Community Support Grants open 1 April 2024. 
Successful applicants will be decided and announce in July 2024.
In May 2022, the Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama initiated the inaugural Community Support Grants to provide funding to support our community organisations to deliver projects which provide benefits to the local community.
The Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama offers a total grants funding of $5000, with each grant up to $1000 for projects by  eligible community groups that meet the eligibility criteria. The grants are targeted at supporting projects which strengthen and enrich community life through providing an improved range of leisure, cultural, community development, environmental, health, education, sporting and welfare programs and activities.

Applications for Community Support Grants were received through an application round held in May. The application period has now ended. Applicants were contacted by members of our Community Support Grants Committee to discuss their applications if required. Final recommendations by the Community Support Grants Committee were made to the Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama Board in June with applicants being notified of the outcome shortly thereafter.

Congratulations to our 2023 Grant Recipients


Ormeau Girl Guides - 

The grants program was used towards the purchase of a sno-cone machine to help with fundraising and to treat the girls at camp on a hot day and an iPad which will assist with their Bunnings BBQ now having a device that can run a square with mobile data all in one.




Norfolk Village State School

The grants program was used to support the inclusion of some exhibitors to help showcase the work we are doing at NVSS with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  The event was extremely successful and was held on Wednesday 23 August 2023. The event was attended by families from Norfolk Village State School, Ormeau Woods State High School and the broader Norfolk Village State School community.  The additional funds meant we were able to host an event that focused on showcasing the work we are doing at Norfolk Village State School and the collaboration and partnerships we have with the broader community relating to STEM.  Students were able to engage in hands-on activities to learn more about STEM and we were successful in raising the awareness of how much STEM is in our day to day lives.

Over 24 student strong Student Council together with the 20+ students involved in the NVSS Robotics Club partnered across the event to showcase their work and support exhibitors.  Additionally the Student Council were able to assist the P&C Association on the day to provide a food and drink stall which raised some additional funds that were donated back to the school in support of the purchase of STEM resources for the students.



Pimpama United Netball Association inc.

The grants program was used for the purchase of a new laptop to manage all administration and finance operations of the organisation. Pimpama United Netball Association is a new, not-for-profit organisation and a laptop is necessary to enable us to continue running the Association effectively.


South Coast Restoration Society -

The grants program was used towards the costs for plumbing to connect potable hot and cold water and sullage to the Main Meeting Hall at Heritage Park's inside and outside kitchens. This will provide the required amenity and sanitisation standards to our membership and all external community groups that utilise our facilities for events.



Congratulations to our 2022 Grant Recipients


Gainsborough State School

The grants program will be used towards offering students with disabilities at Gainsborough State School the opportunity to attend sessions at Arundel Park Riding for Disabled Inc. 


Ormeau Bulldogs AFL Club -  

The money from the grants program will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator to have at the club that can be used for gala days, carnivals and whenever it is required.

AED Automated External Defibrillator


Playful Possums Playgroup -  (affiliated Playgroup QLD trading as Play Matters Australia)

This grant will be used to replace our aging and damaged storage shed. This project to replace our storage shed will ensure there is a clean and secure place to store our early years resources, enabling us to continue to provide a safe environment for families to meet. We provide both indoor and outdoor activities for families to engage in, and pride ourselves on maintaining a range of quality, age-appropriate early years resources. 


Ormeau Scout Group - 

The grant money will be used to purchase new patrol and fire boxes to replace existing dilapidated boxes. Scouts use patrol and fire boxes to carry equipment when camping and during outdoor activities. The Ormeau Scout Group is currently supported by over 20 volunteers for nearly 65 youth members across four Scout sections (Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers).  Community support is required to further Scouts in providing alternative forms of youth involvement especially in outdoor activities.  Having the right equipment means that volunteer Leaders can focus on youth-led programs.


We are delighted to announce with the success of the inaugural Community Support Grants, the Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama will be continuing to provide future grants. Ensure to keep in touch for details regarding the next round of grant applications.