RFBAQ 200 x $5,000 Buy Local Grant Programme finishes

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The grant scheme that was opened in October last year closed on the 2nd October 2023.

The now closed Round 4 saw another 51 Buy Local Grants applied for by brigades across Queensland.

It will take around a week to collate these applications and seek endorsement from local RFSQ Inspectors and local RFBAQ Elected Representatives before the list is approved by the RFBAQ management committee.

Rounds 1 to 3 saw 213 grants received and approved, and to have over exceeded grant target by more than 25% shows how popular the Buy Local Grants scheme is.

100% of the funding for these grants was sourced by raffle ticket sales and tax deductible donation to the RFBAQ.

Here is a list of what was approved and funded in rounds 1 to 3:

Brigade Name Area Item/s for funding
Tinaroo FNR Southern Mower
Horseshoe Bay Townsville Power tools and accessories
Crossdale West Moreton Generator
Purono Park Townsville Power tools and accessories
Bambaroo Townsville Ice machine
Irvinebank FNR Southern TV, printer, kitchen appliances
Goodwood Bundaberg Power tools and accessories
Davies Creek FNR Northern Garden power tools
Hervey Range Townsville Mower, barbecue, security cameras
Mutchilba FNR Northern 2x Backpack blowers
Turkey Beach Gladstone Power tools, urn, paper shredder
Heronvale Townsville Ceiling fans
Oak Valley Townsville Garden power tools
Nome Townsville Power tools and hand tools
Scott Townsville Power tools and accessories
Toobanna Townsville Power tools
Birnam South Coast Concrete slab
Scrubby Creek Darling Downs Water tank
Cambooya Darling Downs Fridge
Western Cape Region FNR Northern Chainsaw, toolkit and chair 
Millstream South FNR Southern Fridge and vac
Black River & Districts Townsville Hand tools and accessories
Tumoulin FNR Southern Mower
Bracker Creek Western Rivers Chain saws, carry cases and safety helmets
Ormeau South Coast Honda Generator 
Rollingstone Townsville Storage shelves
Federal Caloundra Power tools
Brooweena Maryborough Generator, Power tools & petrol washer
Applethorpe Darling Downs Air compressor & accessories
Tarzali Sourthern Ride-on lawn mower
Brookfield Caboolture Chainsaw, fridge, pump
Mt Martin Mackay  Chainsaw and sharpening tools
Habana Mackay 5000 ltr Water Tank
Mount Ossa Mackay 6200 gal Water Tank
Cliftonville Mackay Chainsaw, 12 volt winch and accessories
Netherdale Mackay Power tools and barbecue
Valentine Plains Gladstone Storage frames with boxes
Kuranda Myola Cairns  Water Tank 
Warrill South Coast TV & laptop for training
Taromeo Burnett Ride-on lawn mower
Murray Upper FNR Southern Fridge, freezer, microwave, urn, stove/oven
Omanama Western Rivers Water tank
Calliungal Rockhampton Chainsaw and accessories 
Augathella Warrego 5 x blower backpacks
Abbot Point Townsville 2 x Backpack blowers & 1 x gerni
Bungadoo Bundaberg 2 x laptops
Woodhill  South Coast Air conditioner, petrol washer & power tools
Downfall PPB Western Rivers 5 x UHF handheld units GME
Bilyana Far Northern Chainsaw and accessories, vehicle items
Mt Perry Burnett 3 x Backpacker Blower 
Rupertswood Townsville Chainsaw and accessories 
Suttor Creek Mackay  3 x chainsaws and 3 x twin UHF
Lowmead  Gladstone Lawn tractor
Tinnanbar Maryborough Fridge
Yabba Creek Maryborough Safety equipment for Chainsaw
Boonimba Maryborough Rain water tank
Springmount FNR Northern Lights for truck, windscreen & doors for side by side
Bullcamp Burnett Chainsaw, blower & accessories
Innot Hot Springs  Far Northern Southern  Office Equipment
Foreshore Gladstone Ride on mower & whipper snipper
Sandy Straits Maryborough Blower and Gurney
Iona  Emerald Garden power tools and accessories
Willows Emerald Chainsaw, battery, trolley jack & recovery kits
Noosa North Shore Caloundra Brigade trailer upgrade
Rosedale Gladstone Materials to fit water tank
Withcott West Moreton Laptop, printer, blowers, grinders, filing cabinets 
Hidden Valley Rockhampton Chainsaws, batteries, tyre deflators & maxtrax
Wolvi Maryborough Heavy duty washing machine and clothes dryer 
North Millstream FNR Southern Battery charging station and roller door motors
Widgee Maryborough Fuel storage cabinet
Archer Ulam Rockhampton Battery equipment and water heater
Mount Garnet FNR Southern TV and bracket, tables and chairs
Kogan & Districts Western Rivers Tools 
Great Keppel Island Rockhampton Chainsaw and accessories
Stockyard Point Rockhampton Concrete driveway
Mt Auburn Western Rivers 250L slip on and recovery straps
Murrumba West Moreton Electric power tools
Severnlea Darling Downs Ride on mower
Belmont Rockhampton Air con and electrical work
Brooloo Mary River Maryborough Water transfer pump
South Kolan Bundaberg Power tools, TV, printer, washing machine
Maroochy River Caloundra Battery power tools
Black Mountain Caloundra Generator, tools
Gladfield Maryvale Darling Downs 2 x LED torches & LED light tower
Glenlyon Darling Downs Barbecue and fridge
Poison Creek FNR Northern Fans, TV, whiteboards, printer, mower
Villeneuve Caboolture Laptop, whiteboards, TV & bracket
Ravensbourne Perseverance Darling Downs UHF Radios & remote speaker
Curtis Island Gladstone Generator
Fassio Road FNR Northern 2x steel cabinets
Gogango Rockhampton Panel lift door with security cameras
Theebine Maryborough Chainsaws and accessories
Mount Kilcoy Sandy Creek Caboolture Ride-on lawn mower
Balfes Creek North West 6x chainsaws
Maryvale Rockhampton UHF base station and radios
Bungundarra Rockhampton Training room equipment
Marmor Rockhampton Roller doors
Tirroan Bundaberg Laptop, TV and accessories
Gordonbrook Burnett Electric appliances and furniture
East Nanango Burnett Hot water unit, plumbing, air con install
Victoria Plains Mackay Printer, whipper snipper, safety step
Argoon Gladstone Tool boxes and fire bug holders
Eurong Maryborough Recovery gear and battery chargers
Wallaville Bundaberg Chairs, blower vac, compressor
Gaeta Bundaberg 2x water tanks
Ilkley & District Caloundra Chainsaw and backpack blower
Cloyna Burnett Ride-on lawn mower
Tinbeerwah Caloundra Battery tools
Mount Myrtle Western Rivers UHF handheld radios
Clear Mountain Caboolture Generator
Bingera Weir Bundaberg Chainsaw and accessories
Saunders Beach Townsville Seat covers and mask bags
Barambah Maryborough Mower and brushcutter
Cooroibah Caloundra Reel winders
Kin Kin Caloundra TV
Round Mountain Townsville Mower, brushcutter, vacuum, pressure cleaner, blower
Wondecla FNR Southern TV
Watsonville FNR Southern Training room equipment
Orange Hill Warrego Ride-on lawn mower
Boyne Valley Gladstone Generator, battery charger
Aldershot Maryborough 3x mobile boosters, TVs and accessories
Maidenwell Burnett 3x laptops
Burrum Heads Maryborough Cupboards and desk
Cunungra South Coast Battery chainsaw and parts
Westwood Rockhampton Electrict motors for roller doors
Westowe Gladstone Ride-on mower
Southbrook Linthorpe Darling Downs Dryer, shelving, lamintor, tools, mop, racks
Pin Gin Hill FNR Southern Tyres
Calavos Bundaberg Air con
Second Beach FNR Northern Shipping container racks
Nerimbera Rockhampton Chainsaw, blower, polesaw and accessories
Nogo River Burnett Chainsaws, UHF radios, water tank
Paluma Townsville Backpack blower and pressure washer
Malar Booie Burnett Fridge, rack shelving
Bidwill Maryborough Ride-on mower
Abbeywood Burnett Ride-on mower
Clagiraba South Coast Mobile signal boosters
Wallace Brae Western Rivers Blowers, UHF kits for slip-ons, bolt cutters
Hodzic Road FNR Northern Inverter, backpack blower
Palmwoods Caloundra Lighting towers, saws, batteries and chargers
Valdora Yandina Creek Caloundra Freestanding PPE storage
Mondure Burnett Ride-on mower
Mount Nebo Caboolture 2x laptops and accessories
Little Mulgrave FNR Northern Laptop, printer, chainsaw and battery
NPA Cape York FNR Northern Whipper snipper, generator, pressure washer
Thornton Peak FNR Northern Security camera system
Curra Maryborough Pump supply inc hydrant
Marian Mackay Chainsaw, trimmer, blower, batteries and chargers
Tamborine Mountain South Coast Washer-dryer combo
Wildash Darling Downs Pressure washer, blower, brushcutter, weed sprayer
Sugarloaf Darling Downs Tools, toolbox, chainsaw, blower vac, battery tools
Blenheim West Moreton Washing machine, pressure washer, dryer, air compressor
Flinders Peak West Moreton Chainsaws & accessories, portable fridge / freezer
Fernvale West Moreton Impact wrench and adaptors, light stand
Bennett Western Rivers 5x handheld spotlights, 5x recovery boards, 5x straps
Condamine Western Rivers Kitchenette materials and install
Brutus Creek Barcaldine Diesel, divided between 6 properties
The Ridge Western Rivers Air compressor and blower
Stoney Creek Caboolture Air compressor, tools, ladders, blower, whiteboard, fridge
The Caves Rockhampton Laptop, iPad, printer
Glencoe Burnett Protable storage shed
Kimberley FNR Northern Office Equipment
Doonan Sunshine Coast Washer and dryer
Intake FNR Northern 3000L poly tank
Wattlecamp Burnett Upgrade security lighting and cameras.
Wilkie Creek Western Rivers Impact wrench, blowers, defib and case
Mount Walker South Coast Ride-on mower
Ballogie Burnett 30x chairs
Wonga Beach FNR Northern Tools and computer
Mallow Darling Downs Generator and aldder
Seymour Townsville Power tools and pressure cleaner
North Dallarnil Burnett Mower, brushcutter, chainsaw, compressor, tools
Silver Spur Western Rivers Backpack blower, pressure cleaner, power tools, fridge
Bell Centre Western Rivers Power tools
Crows Nest Darling Downs Hand-held UHF radios, fridge
Allandale South Coast TV and soundbar
Benaraby Gladstone 3x GPS dashcams
Cabarlah Darling Downs Fridge, battery tools, coolers
Speewah FNR Northern Fridge and freezer
Ogmore Rockhampton Table and chairs, fridge, microwave, kettle, blower, tools
Calliope Gladstone Trimmer, blower, dashcam GPS
Robinson Creek Gladstone UHF radios
Peachester Sunshine Coast Power tools
Hampton Darling Downs Power tools
Quingilli Behana Gorge FNR Northern 3000L tank
West Woombye Sunshine Coast Vacuum cleaner, chainsaw and accessories
The Glen Darling Downs Electric pump
Kaimkillenbun Western Rivers Tool kit and torches
Stone River Townsville Electric chainsaw, angle grinder, blower and accessories
Muttaburra Barcaldine Electric mower, chainsaw and trimmer
Wartburg Gladstone Stove and powertools
Happy Valley Maryborough Power tools
Childers Bundaberg Vacuum cleaner and blower
Beerwah Sunshine Coast Tool kit and Hooligan tools
Marton FNR Northern Multifunction centre
Eurimbula Gladstone 2x 5000gal tanks
Marlborough Rockhampton Power tools, table and chairs
Alice River Townsville 400L ATV water tank
Weranga Goranba Western Rivers Dishwasher, washing machine, sink, track boards
Yandina North Arm Sunshine Coast Chainsaw and battery
Traveston Maryborough Laptop, printer, TV, speaker
Cooranga North Western Rivers Kitchenette
Northern Region Operational Support Group Townsville 4x plastic pallet bins
West Point RFB Townsville Chainsaw, pole pruner and accessories
Glastonbury Maryborough TV and blower
Cabanda South North West Grader tyres
Charters Towers North West Notice board, screen, air conditioner, lawn mower
Granada North West 2x Pole saw pruners
Ilfracombe Barcaldine Storage, blower, chainsaws, ice maker, clothesline, cabinet
Jondaryan Darling Downs Power tools and cabinet
Seaforth Mackay Power tools and water tank
Yowah Opal Fields Warrego Chainsaw and accessoriers
Faraday Rockhampton Electrical connection in new shed
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