Ten-year-old Kelly Banks is one of the first recipients of David Janetzki MP’s Local Hero Grants to help her represent the Darling Downs in athletics. Kelly was selected for the Darling Downs Athletics Team to compete at the Queensland School Sport Track and Field State Championships next month in the 100 metre track event and relay events in Cairns.

Mr Janetzki was happy to donate $250 to go towards helping Kelly and her family travel to Cairns for the event. “Kelly is exactly the kind of youth athlete who I am keen to support,” Mr Janetzki said. “It will be her first flight up to Cairns and it is a pleasure to know this grant will help get her there,” he said.

Mr Janetzki’s Local Hero Grants program provides small but meaningful grants to not-for-profit groups and individuals from the Toowoomba South electorate. “Four grants of up to $250 will provide financial support for local groups who support our community and to individuals needing assistance to participate in sporting, cultural, artistic or other activities,” he said. The grants will be made available for two rounds each year. Community groups and residents wanting to apply can visit online or contact the Toowoomba South Electorate Office.

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