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Council grants and funding to strengthen community ties

Hannaford Motorbike Gymkhana – Partially funded by Council Grants and Funding

Western Downs Regional Council is continuing its support of the region’s community groups, with the latest round of grants and funding now open for applications.

Council offers several grants rounds every year which are designed to give valuable support to various initiatives and programs across the community, with the latest round of grants now open for applications.

Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said the grants and funding programs provided a leg-up to the region’s community groups, who deliver a vital service to the region.

“Our community groups do fantastic work right across the Western Downs, and Council is committed to supporting their initiatives and programs that help strengthen community ties,” Cr Maguire said.

“Council offers several grants and funding programs each year including dedicated programs for Local Events, Community Activation, and Community Projects, as well as a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), which is delivered in partnership with the State Government.

“These grants are designed to support a wide range of initiatives and programs driven by our groups for the benefit of our community and can cover anything from regional Christmas celebrations to playground or facility upgrades, as well as support for projects and initiatives that enhance our vibrant culture.

“Just recently Council allocated $9,000 to the Grow Glenmorgan Inc. to establish a not-for-profit entity to support economic growth in the community.

“As part of the last round, Council also provided several thousand dollars to various community groups to host their Christmas and New Year celebrations, as well as support for local groups to improve their facilities for the benefit of the community.

“Council is always eager to learn from the community on how we can make the Western Downs an even better place to live and work, and I encourage groups to get in touch with us to find out how we can support them.”

Applications for the latest round of competitive grants and funding (between $2,000 and $10,000) close on 4 February 2020. Other funding opportunities for smaller projects are available throughout the year.

If you’d like to know about Council’s community grants and RADF programs, contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL (268 624) or visit Council’s website via www.wdrc.qld.gov.au

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