Thousands of vulnerable residents will receive a sweet surprise this Easter, with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announcing the recipients of the 2022 Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Easter Grant Round.
More than 2550 chocolate eggs will be donated to residents in need, through 20 local charities, with beneficiaries including flood-affected residents, victims of family and domestic violence and people living with illness and disabilities.
“Nothing compares to seeing a child’s face light up at Easter and this grant round is focused on bringing happiness to children who would otherwise go without,” Cr Schrinner said.
“From the Omicron wave to devastating floods, Brisbane has been dealt a tough hand in recent months, but the hope is that these donations will make the holidays a little sweeter for children and families experiencing hardship.”
The Easter Grant Round adds to an impressive $241,155 donation provided to 28 Brisbane charities in March, through the Charitable Trust’s first grant round of the year.
“Brisbane is renowned for its mateship and community spirit, and this has been on full display through the devastating Brisbane Floods,” Cr Schrinner said.
“It’s during the darkest of times that the best of humanity shines through and we’ve seen residents dig deep to support each other through our most recent grant rounds.”
Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Nina Schrinner said more than 38,000 chocolate eggs had been donated to residents since the Easter Grant Round began in 2007.
“Local charities have seen a huge surge in the number of people asking for help, first from coronavirus and then the terrible floods,” Ms Schrinner said.
“Providing chocolate eggs is a small gesture, but it’s one that eases the burden on parents and carers, and spreads hope during tough times.”
For more information about Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust grants, visit www.lmct.org.au.