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Fundraising for Hpc

Fundraising for the club helps raise money that enables us to buy new equipment and aids for riders as well as ongoing equipment and grounds maintenance servicing and upgrades. Please support members arranging fundraising events as it is for all members benefit.  

  • The roadside sale of manure is a significant fundraiser for the club. Agisting members participation is vital to the continuing success of this income stream and the monthly roster (as outlined under Members Agistment) ensures all families have a role in managing this activity.

  • The Qld Government's new Containers for Change recycling program is an alternative fundraiser for the club and we are hopeful that it will provide worthwhile additional funds. Our client number is: C10074574.

  • The Greg Grant Saddlery “Affiliate Program” is an excellent opportunity for fundraising. A percentage of all sales registered against the Hendra Pony Club comes back to the club.

We are extremely grateful to both our past and present sponsors, who have so generously sponsored our club over many years and would like to make special mention of the following:

Mamet Homes

We are very thankful for the volunteer work done by Mamet Homes (originally known as Eco Building Services) with many projects and activities over many years. Thank you Adrian and Fiona for your ongoing support, trophy and ribbon sponsorship and the many hours donated towards an endless array of maintenance jobs and building works.

Custom Feed Bins

Contributing to the ongoing success of our club for many years the Dillon family business 'Custom Feed Bins' have sponsored many age group trophies and ribbons as well as donating heavily to our raffles. Custom Feed Bins (E: [email protected] ) builds storage containers perfect for storing animal feed (horse, dog, cat, chickens, etc) drop them an email for a quote, or look them up on facebook - Shane will happily custom make a bin to suit your needs. We are extremely grateful to Shane and Terri for always being there to help and for being so very generous.

General Taxation Services

General Taxation Services is a well-established, community-based accounting firm located in Banyo, on Brisbane's northside, delivering prompt and quality driven service in meeting their clients'​ accounting, taxation, compliance and business needs. They offer a personalised, hands-on approach that differentiates their service from other accounting firms and we are very proud to have them in our corner and are extremely grateful for their sponsorship of events, ribbons and trophies. We can't recommend Graham and his team enough for all your general taxation queries.

CB's PC's

The Barr family has sponsored trophies, prizes and ribbons for numerous events, including our Tri-Series L-Plate showjumping series over many years and have enjoyed a long association with the club. Corey's business CB's PC's is ready to help with computer equipment and software issues (incl; bugs, viruses & malware) and quotes are free (you'll find CB's PC's on facebook). Many thanks Corey.

Community Living Australia (CLA)


Nundah Community Enterprises Co-op (NCEC)

It was with a great deal of pleasure that we were advised that CLA had been successful with their application for funding via the Qld State Governments "Skilling Queenlanders for Work program" in 2015-2016 and again in 2016-2017 and 2018-2019, and most recently 2020-2022 (a three year funding commitment). Managed by NCEC, work is mainly focused on rejuvenating our gully, mowing/whipper snipping and garden maintenance, along with a small number of construction activities. Over the initial six years of this program some 80 local disadvantaged people have been offered training based employment and the chance to obtain Cert I and/or II in Horticulture. To date close to $800,000 has been awarded to the program for works on our grounds and we are delighted with the work that has been achieved in Pound Drain gully, and our new clubhouse gardens, toilet privacy screens/garden and the new seating around our Memorial Tree.

2021 Grant Successes

1. Additional funding from the Brisbane City Council's COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program ($4,240.45) was successfully applied for to cover numerous operational expenses incurred by our club during 2020/21. These funds covered the cost of our insurance, utilities and mower repairs. This excellent program has ensured that we remain comfortably viable during a time of low membership as a result of the impact of COVID and we are extremely grateful.

2. We feel very lucky, and very grateful, to have been chosen as a recipient of a new Community Grant by Urban Utilities (UU). Downer Construction and Interflow were contracted to undertake major works to a main sewer line that runs from Nudgee to Nundah (some of which is through our grounds). UU chose our club to receive $9,000 to assist with the upgrading of our clubhouse project. These funds will ensure the clubhouse upgrade includes many items that we would otherwise have not been able to afford and we cannot thank them enough.

2020 Grant Successes

1.   Very thankful, as always, to the Queensland State Government for their support of non-for-profit groups, especially sporting clubs. The old Get-in-the-Game program was updated and rebranded for 2020 and is now known as: ACTIVATE CLUBS, and it is with great joy that we were awarded a Grant in Round 1 ($1,850) to purchase sporting equipment, which in our case is; 2 new sets of Dressage letters and additional arena spacing cubes.

2.   COVID-19 Kickstart for Clubs - $2,000. As part of the Qld State Governments funding initiatives to get Queensland going again as Coronavirus pandemic restrictions are eased allowing sports to resume, we were delighted to receive advice that our application for Operational Expenses funding had been approved.

3.   Brisbane City Council, Lord Mayor's COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program - $6,600. This program provides financial assistance to not-for-profit organisations impacted by COVID-19; helping them rebuild and recommence services. These funds will allow us to undertake major servicing of our arena lights and to replace the bulbs (providing us with competition grade lighting for many years to come). We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support offered by the BCC (our landlord) and are delighted to have been awarded these much needed funds.

4.   We are extremely grateful to the Queensland State Government for awarding funding from their Sport and Recreation COVID Safe Restart Plan to help the sport and active recreation industry to deliver quality activities and services as a part of the Roadmap to easing restrictions and to support the return to play. A total of $15.5 was available for allocation through the Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund and we are beyond thankful to have been awarded $18,410 to refurbish our sporting arena and upgrade our main arena irrigation infrastructure. These works will provide a safer riding surface for our members and competitors for many years to come and will deliver a significant boost in moral and mental health following the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown period.

5.   The good news continued with a 2020 Australian Government/Volunteering Queensland grant ($2,000) being awarded for equipment in support of our volunteers. We were delighted that our application was successful as volunteers are the core of our club and a number of 'wished' for items will be purchased for them; ie; a new stove, committee room table & chairs along with various canteen items to make their job easier.

2019 Grant Successes

1.   Brisbane City Council, Lord Mayor's Discretionary Fund - Northgate Ward ($1,097.80):

Contribution towards our 60th Anniversary celebrations (Formal Gymkhana July 27th). We are very excited to be celebrating our 60th this year and this significant cash donation has allowed us to purchase ribbons, canteen equipment and the birthday cake... All of which will help us ensure the day of celebration is a happy and memorable one.

2.   Brisbane City Council, Lord Mayor's Discretionary Fund - Northgate Ward ($2,150): Additional funding for our 3 bay garage and container podroof. Due to unforeseen land/leasing issues our 2017 BCC Building Stronger Communities grant was sadly placed on hold. We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of our local Councillor Adam Allen, for providing these additional funds which will enable us to proceed with construction works now that all land/leasing issues have been resolved without financial pressure on our club due to cost increases over the past 3 years.

3.   Community Gambling Benefit Fund ($33,440 - clubhouse extension and canteen upgrade). Such excitement around the club at the announcement of this grant... We desperately need additional storage at the clubhouse and an upgrade to the canteen. This grant is going to be a game changer for the club and will set us up for a bright future.

2018 Grant Successes

1.   Brisbane City Council, Lord Mayor's Discretionary Fund - Northgate Ward ($715): Electric fencing and a printer and laminator. Our local Councillor, Adam Allen, is a strong supporter of sporting and community clubs throughout the Northgate ward and we are very grateful to him for making these funds available. Event days and committee paperwork will be a breeze now that we have a MFD on hand at all times.

2.    Get-Going grant success ($7,500 for show jumping equipment). The Get in the Game program (vouchers for membership, grants for equipment and grants for infrastructure) is a fabulous initiative of the Dept of NPRS&R and we are so very happy to be a part of it.

2017 Grant Successes

Brisbane City Council, Building Stronger Communities - $33,140: 3 bay garage, installation of pod roof (over existing feed-sheds) and footings for the sheds. We are indebted to the Council for ongoing funding at our grounds which is allowing us to rejuvenate our facilities, replace dilapidated equipment/fencing, improve Committee governance, all of which helps our continual viability and strengthens our club.

2016 Grant Successes

1.   Brisbane City Council, Lord Mayor's Discretionary Fund - Northgate Ward ($650): Line marking machine and paint, safety bollards and witches hats. Big thank you to our local Councillor for awarding us funds to improve safety and to make life easier for our volunteers (the line marking machine is a hit).

2.    Get-Going grant success ($7,500 for a show jumping trailer). The Get in the Game programme (vouchers for membership, grants for equipment and grants for infrastructure) is a fabulous initiative of the Dept of NPRS&R and we are so very happy to be a part of it.

3.   Community Gambling Benefit Fund ($22,850 for a tractor mower). Caring for our grounds will be a breeze once we purchase this unit. The CGBF grants that we have been awarded over the past few years have provided us with upgrades to buildings and equipment that supports the ongoing viability of our club - we could not be more thankful.

2015 Grant Successes

1.   Brisbane City Council for fencing. Funding of $19,900 has been granted via the Council's Community Sport Clubs, Facility Upgrade Grant Program, to replace a large section of our old dilapidated star-picket and barbed-wire Southern Cross Way boundary fence. The timing of this grant could not have been better - we will have this fence replaced with a new galvanised post and rail fence before winter (improving safety and security for our herd and motorists alike).

2.   More exciting news arrived a few weeks later - we were awarded a Brisbane City Council Community Sports Club Grant ($10,439) - for Organisational Development, to enable a new Strategic Plan to be developed along with a review of our committee processes and documentation.  

We are indebted to the Brisbane City Council for their ongoing support of our club, funds provided over the past few years have gone a long way towards improving our facilities.

2014 Grant Successes

1.    Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant ($34,500 to replace the clubside feed storage sheds that are dilapidated and beyond repair). New vermin and weather proof sheds will provide hygienic and safe storage facilities for members - no more wet hay, rat infestations and mouldy tack.

2.    Get-Playing grant success ($61,728 for lighting). Our grateful thanks go to the Qld State Government (Dept of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing) for funding our grant application to light up our main arena. Lights will enable after hours training {particularly during summer} and we will host clinics and competition evenings which will bring valuable revenue to the club. We are truly overwhelmed by this win and are excited about the future of our club.

3.   Get-Going grant success ($9,530 for dressage arena/trailer and jump blocks). 2014 has been an outstanding year for grants for our club and being awarded this grant is the icing on the cake. We will now be able to host Combined Training and Dressage days using beautiful new PVC dressage arenas. The Get in the Game programme (vouchers for membership, grants for equipment and grants for infrastructure) is a fabulous initiative of the Dept of NPRS&R and one that we are so very happy to be part of.

2013 Grant Successes

1.   Many thanks to the Brisbane City Council (Northgate Ward Office and the Lord Major Discretionary Fund) for providing urgently needed funds ($1,000) to enable barbed wire fencing repairs to our car parking area.

2.   Get-in-the-Game grant success - we were very happy to receive notification that our grant application in the Qld State Government's - Get Going program had been successful (new electronic gymkhana timers and storage shed - $4,990). Many thanks to the Dept of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

3.   Gambling Community Benefit Fund - we are beyond grateful for funding of $23,500 to replace dangerous fencing around our club house, learners enclosure and southern boundary. The new fencing has significantly improved safety for our herd and child riders.

2012 Grant Successes

1. Jupiter's Casino Community Benefit Fund ($25,769). Our ancient toilets are now but a distant memory, replaced by a new transportable toilet block, complete with disability cubicle and shower. We are very grateful to the JCCBF for approving our grant application and funding this much needed improvement in facilities, and to Eco Building Services for their design, project management and building skills.

2. Cenovis "Win the Goods" promotion. Our members are extremely happy and proud to have won $5,000 as a 'best entry award' in the Cenovis Good Stuff Give-away Competition. A set of cross country jumps was purchased in early 2012 (civil works should be completed in 2013).

Below is our winning entry:

Howdy partner, ya’ll mosey over, hitch up that pony and listen to a little yarn ‘bout a “Man named Jed”, well actually a pony club called Hendra. “Let me tell you a story about a club called Hendra - full of spirit but not much cash, then one day came a 'good stuff’ give away and up from the paddock came a rousing hooray!, cheers that is for a chance to win”. OK OK…. Here at Hendra we are dedicated to providing city kids with the chance to learn horsemanship and riding skills whilst having fun out in the fresh air. We seek to help young people empower themselves to create their own future as magnificent as they dare to imagine. We need a cross country course to give our members the opportunity to practice in a discipline that is currently a challenge for them. We’ve got a posse to do the work and we’ve got the land, we just need the good stuff (cash that is) to rustle up our dream.