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Council supports local artists, events and community projects in latest round of grants

Fifteen Western Downs community groups have secured support to deliver initiatives in the region as part of Council’s Grants and Funding programs.

Council has allocated the first competitive round of the 2020/2021 financial year’s grants program, with funding covering three areas including community projects, regional arts and culture and local events. 

Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said the grants programs would provide local community groups with a head-start in delivering essential services and experiences to the region.

“Our local community groups are the lifeblood of our region, and to be able to support them to be able to create vibrant spaces and experiences in our towns is so important,” Cr Maguire said.

“As we continue to experience the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, it’s even more important to give our community groups the support they need to continue operating in the region and it’s so great to see so many groups continuing to improve and expand for the good of our residents.

“As part of this round of grants, fifteen different community groups have been able to be supported, ranging from installing gazebos to constructing a mobile grandstand.

Western Downs Regional Council is pleased to have been able to support the following local groups:

  • Bell Art Group Inc
  • Chinchilla Bowls Club Inc
  • Chinchilla Race Club Inc
  • Dalby and District Pony and Hack Club
  • Drillham Hall and Recreation Committee Inc
  • Football Dalby Inc
  • Jandowae and District Progress and Heritage Association Inc
  • Jandowae Lighthorse Troop (auspices by Jandowae RSL Sub Branch)
  • Lions Club of Chinchilla Inc
  • Miles and District Historical Society
  • Pelican Hall Association Inc
  • Pioneer Park Museum
  • Wandoan Housing Associations Inc
  • Wandoan RSL Sub-branch
  • Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition (auspiced by Gallery 107@Dalby)

 To find out more about Council’s Grants and Funding Program, visit Council’s website at or contact 1300 COUNCIL (268 624).

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Media Contact: Western Downs Regional Council Media Office | 07 4679 4265