$10k Mark McArdle “True Hero Grants” open for nominations

Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle is proud to announce the launch of the Mark McArdle True Hero Grants fund.  


Ten $250 grants will be awarded each month until June to outstanding and up-and-coming individuals or groups in the Caloundra Electorate.


“This is about helping the true heroes in the Caloundra community,” Mr McArdle said.


“There are hard-working students who have just been given an amazing opportunity to represent their school in a competition and may need help with the costs.


“There are also selfless volunteers who pack food hampers for some, provide refuge to others, visit the elderly and put on great community events.


“These people are the backbone of our society and I am proud to be giving back to those who truly deserve it.


“Often we do not hear about the great work they do, so I encourage everyone to spread the word and start applying.”


Funding guidelines are as follows:


  • Categories include but are not limited to: Women, the Arts, Community, Environment, Sport, Young Achiever, Entrepreneur, Volunteer, Seniors and Youth

  • Applicants and their affiliated community group must reside and be based within the Caloundra Electorate

  • Children must have a parent/guardian make the application on their behalf

  • Successful applicants will have their photo and video taken and details may be published in the media


    To apply people are asked to complete the attached nomination form, scan and return by email to caloundra@parliament.qld.gov.au with “Mark McArdle True Hero Grants” in the subject line, or in person to Mr McArdle’s Electorate Office.





    Mark McArdle True Hero Grants application dates:


    March round: Closes Wednesday, 21st March


    April round: Closes Wednesday, 18th April


    May round: Closes Wednesday, 23rd May


    June round: Closes Wednesday, 20th June


     For further details people can contact the Office of Mark McArdle, 53294100 or email caloundra@parliament.qld.gov.au